2016 Eagle Summit Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Eagle Summit Cabernet Sauvignon
Best wine yet! Not only because it is the current release but because it’s true. Excited and proud, like a parent watching your daughter stick the landing on the balance beam, for you to enjoy the best all around for Cresta Velia. The vineyard really shined in 2016. It is as self regulating as a vineyard gets as far as fruit set and canopy management minus a few suckering passes. The fruit was pristine and needed almost no sorting. Dark ruby red in color with dark fruits, savory herbs and spicy black liquorice on the nose. Full bodied, rich and concentrated with plenty of acidity and tannins to help frame the dense fruit core at the wines center.
Ready to drink now with a healthy decant but as with most Howell Mountain wines it will benefit with time in the cellar.
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Eagle Summit Vineyard on Howell Mountain
- Equal amounts of clone 4 and clone 7
- 100% percent french oak 90% new 10% used
- unfined and unfiltered
96 points- Jeb Dunnuck(1/31/2020)