2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
RENTERIA 360 VINEYARD
"The future of our estate wines is a vital plot of Cabernet Sauvignon that bridges Oakville to Rutherford. The vineyard is balanced on the cusp of these two legendary wine growing AVAs (American Viticulture Areas) and each has a reputation of producing some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Our estate in the famed Oakville AVA produces bright and lively wines enjoyed by Bordeaux lovers as well as fans of bold California Cab. The 2016 vintage shows flavors of tart cranberry & green olive framed by superior acidity. Our inaugural vintage is elegantly balanced and age-worthy. "–Oscar Renteria
FARMING: The soil of the Oakville AVA is the result of sedimentary deposits from the hills that form Napa Valley. Our vineyard sits on a combination of clay and fine sand with eastern blocks featuring pronounced gravel bars. This creates exceptional drainage while still retaining nutrients being situated on the valley floor.
FARMER: Oscar Renteria
COMPOSITION: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD: Renteria 360 Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley
HARVEST DATE: September 23 and October 10
WINEMAKING: We employed both barrel & small-tank fermentations to capture the identity of each vineyard block. After aging for 22 months in 80% new French Oak the best lots were tasted, identified, and blended to offer the best expression of the vineyard.