2016 Gallica Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2016 Gallica Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Rosemary Cakebread sources fruit from the Oakville Ranch Vineyard for her Napa Cabernet. The wine is Cab Sauv with a little Cab Franc, and farming is certified organic. The wine is bottled un-fined and unfiltered.

It’s young, still, the color solid dark red velvet with a red rim. It’s fragrant of juniper leaf and berry, rosemary, anise, black currant, black cherry, dried blueberry — yes, a lot going on. The palate segues from fruit to shimmery acidity, and the chewy tannins are well integrated, although the wine finishes in a blaze. Its concentrated mid-section delivers luxuriant black and blue berries, but a thread of greenery (Cabernet’s hallmark) lifts it up.

Ten or fifteen more years of cellaring would be fine.

2016 Gallica Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

14.5% ABV | $175 (sample)

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