2016 Millennium MM Vyd Cabernet Sauvignon

RUTHERFORD, NAPA VALLEY
$100.00 per bottle   /   $85.00 club price
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93+ points, Wine Advocate

This 2015 Millennium MM Vineyard is an elegant cabernet. It begins on the nose bursting with fresh blueberries, cedar, roasted walnuts, and a touch of tobacco. On the palate, it delivers rich and sweet black and blue fruits, firm tannins, toasted croissant, and a “Rutherford dust” earth tone. This wine will age gracefully for 15-20 years.

WINEMAKER NOTES

These grapes are grown less than one-half mile from the winery, on the northern edge of the Rutherford AVA. This vineyard produces grapes that have been used in some of Napa Valley’s storied wines for the past half-century. The Leonardini Family bought the vineyard in 2000 and improved the impeccable quality with modern viticultural practices. The wine was aged 65% new French oak and 35% neutral French oak barrels, for 26 months. The final blend is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon unfined and unfiltered.

 

THE VINTAGE

The 2016 growing year was picture perfect in Rutherford. Our Cabernet Sauvignon grape berries grew beautifully but small with outstanding concentration and excellent skin to juice ratio. Made from hand-picked grapes in three small vineyard blocks of our Millennium MM vineyard, the Cabernet Sauvignon grape vines selected were clone 7, clone 30 and clone 169.

WINE FACTS

Winemaker: Jason Moulton 

Appellation: Rutherford, Millennium MM Vineyard 

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 14.9%