Honig Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, 750 ml, Napa Valley, California

“Our family came to Rutherford in 1964, and began making wine in 1980. Production focuses on just two varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The winery is family owned and operated, sustainably farmed, and powered by solar energy.” 2016 vintage – 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot, 2% Malbec, and 2% Cabernet Franc. The fruit for this wine comes from both our sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford, and from local Napa Valley vineyards. Each vineyard block was harvested and made into an individual lot representing that block. The wines were pressed off the skins from 10 to 30 days after crushing. Blending generally takes place between January and April of the year following harvest. Bottled in June 2018. Aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels (11% new French oak barrels and 22% new American oak barrels).” – from the Winery. Tasting notes: Bright blackberry, red plum, and raspberry fruit with notes of cranberry, black tea, spice and coriander seed. Luscious and balanced, with toasty oak and a long finish.