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2016 Estate Cuvée - Cabernet Sauvignon

Jeb Dunnuck JebDunnuck.comDecember 2017

Moving to the barrel samples, the 2016 Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated cuvee that shows the purity of this great vintage. Textbook notes of blackcurrants, graphite, spring flowers and toasty oak notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, pure, layered, building 2016 that has fine tannin, no hard edges, and a great finish. 

(96-98) points


Production Notes

Appellation: Yountville
Barrel Age: aged in 88% new French oak, 6% new Hungarian oak, 6% second-fill French.
Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.3%



"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cuvee covers every inch of the palate with layers of dark, mineral-infused fruit, crushed rocks, violets and tar. The 2010 doesn’t have any of the early accessibility or pure sensuality of the 2009, instead it is a big, structured wine that calls for cellaring. I don’t see the 2010 giving much pleasure before age ten. Readers who can wait will be rewarded with a spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040.Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni