2016 Perfect Season Cabernet Sauvignon
The grapes that go into each bottle of Perfect Season are meticulously grown in our Bidwell Creek Vineyard and cultivated to the exacting standards of our winemaking and viticultural teams. At harvest, grape clusters are picked by hand and placed in small micro-bins to prevent skins from rupturing. In the winery, whole clusters are first sorted, removing any damaged or imperfect ones, and gently crushed and de-stemmed. The resulting individual berries are then hand-sorted again before fermentation. In essence, each berry used to create Perfect Season has been personally selected by our team.
"AGED IN 80% NEW FRENCH OAK BARRELS FOR 18 MONTHS, THE 2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
IS OPAQUE PURPLE-BLACK IN COLOR AND SINGS OF CRÈME DE CASSIS,
BLUEBERRY COMPOTE, MULBERRIES AND PLUM PUDDING WITH TOUCHES OF BAKING SPICES,
MOCHA, BLACK SOIL, SICHUAN PEPPER AND HOISIN PLUS A HINT OF CEDAR CHEST.
FULL-BODIED, RICH, PLUSH AND SEDUCTIVE IN THE MOUTH, THE PALATE IS PACKED
WITH BLACK AND BLUE FRUIT LAYERS, FINISHING VERY LONG.
96+ POINTS, LISA PEROTTI BROWN, ROBERTPARKER.COM/WINE ADVOCATE
The 2016 vintage of Perfect Season Cabernet Sauvignon was handcrafted by winemaker Philippe Melka from grapes farmed by viticulturist Jim Barbour. In its youth, it benefits from 3 hours of decanting. We hope you enjoy!