2016 Arkenstone NVD Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L
- The NVD Cabernet Sauvignon consists of fruit from 3 separate vineyard sites in the eastern hills of Calistoga, Soda Canyon, and Pritchard Hill, along with fruit from our Howell Mountain Estate. Having access to these distinct sites within the Napa AVA allows us to blend them together to create the best single variety bottling possible while remaining true to our own estate.
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Aged 22 months in 75% new French oak
- RP 93+
Crimson with a garnet core, the 2016 NVD Cabernet Sauvignon greets you with violets, ripe red cherry, lilac and graphite on the nose. The complexity resulting from the blend of beautiful Eastern mountain vineyards translates into bright ripe red fruits, cassis and pomegranate on the front palate, seamlessly moving to black raspberry, blueberry, orange peel, dark chocolate and rosemary exploding in the mid-palate. Eucalyptus, fresh herbs, mocha and black cherry round out the long satisfying finish. Very approachable now but will also lay down for years to come.