91pts Tasting Panel
Deep ruby color with plum and soft herbs on the nose; toasty and earthy with a satiny texture and notes of ripe plum and fig. A long and muscular expression from a reliable Sonoma Valley producer.
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Opaque ruby in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up crème de cassis, black cherry jam, dried herbs and cedar with notions of dark earth, blackcurrant bud, warm red cherries and tobacco. The medium to full-bodied palate is powerful but elegant, with a firm, chalky frame and good freshness to lift the long finish. 3,989 cases produced.
Over six generations, we have learned Cab loves Rhinefarm, and the feeling, of course, is mutual. Combine this invaluable experience with the glorious 2016 growing season, and we have another stellar example of cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma. Fresh blackberry and Bing cherry aromas are spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon bark with an underlying layer of earth and cedar. Medium-bodied and supple, yet richly flavored with fleshy dark plum and mocha supported by fine tannin's and fresh acidity, this youthful, food-friendly Cab will develop beautifully over the next 8+ but has the finesse of the 2016 vintage for immediate enjoyment. The Wine Compostion is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec.