Alejandro Bulgheroni Lithology Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Lastly, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Napa Valley is the appellation blend from the estate, coming from multiple vineyards and brought up in 59% new French oak. It offers a ripe, sexy, incredibly textured style as well as tons of blackcurrants, blackberries, and cassis fruits, full body, tons of sweet fruit, beautiful tannins, and a great finish. It's rich and powerful yet also incredibly pure and graceful.
Bulgheroni's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology (Napa Valley) is a dark, brooding beauty. Espresso, mocha, black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice run through the 2016. The addition of 9% Cabernet Franc from Oakville Ranch adds aromatic intensity and nuance to this big, richly textured Napa Valley Cabernet. The boldly savory style is quite a departure from the more overtly fruit-driven style of the 2015. Fruit sources are the Estate, Oakville Ranch, Georges III and the vineyard designates that are also bottled separately.
A blend of declassified lots from around Napa Valley, composed of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc aged for 22 months in 59% new French oak, the 2016 Lithology Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is deep garnet-purple in color and opens with fragrant cassis, ripe plums and black cherries notes with touches of lilacs, dark chocolate and underbrush. Full-bodied, rich and with fantastic concentration, it has a seductive, velvety texture and a long berry and mineral-laced finish. 400 cases produced.