Kerr Cellars Reserve Red 2016
SKU: 16KERRRC

Kerr Cellars Reserve Red 2016

  • wa96+
  • v94
  • ws93

750ml
$150.00
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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Kerr Cellars
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
The 2016 Kerr Reserve Red is a tightly-wound, beautiful wine with incredible purity. The nose offers intense cassis, white tobacco, black cherry, cedar, violet candy, black licorice, and balsamic notes. The palate exhibits a super silky entry, with layers of red and black fruits, spice box, opening underlined by plush tannins and driving a very long finish. This wine will age effortlessly.
Wine Advocate
  • wa96+

A blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon (from Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper vineyard in Oakville), 47% Merlot (from Houyi vineyard on Pritchard Hill) and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Reserve Proprietary Red was aged for 22 months in French oak, 95% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it has a wonderfully fragrant nose of violets, black cherries, warm plums and wild blueberries over a core of cassis, cedar chest and dark chocolate with hints of anise and underbrush. Full-bodied, rich and incredibly lively, it has loads of spicy sparks and a fantastically velvety texture, finishing long with savory and earthy notions coming through. Around 600 cases were made.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, September 30, 2019
Vinous
  • v94

Kerr's 2016 Napa Valley Reserve is absolutely gorgeous. Blackberry jam, graphite, smoke, leather, menthol, licorice and flowers give the Reserve striking nuance and complexity, but it is the wine's structural intensity and explosive energy that make the Reserve so compelling. A drop of Petit Verdot adds to the wine's distinctly savory personality. This is a superb showing.

Antonio Galloni, December 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Steeped plum and blackberry fruit is infused with grilled savory, tobacco and licorice root notes. A grippy back end tugs all the elements together, adding in a bolt of graphite along the way. Delivers character and range. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2030. 390 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2019