Cabernet Sauvignon Route 29, Napa Valley – 2016
RouteStock creates wines from classic grape varieties grown along well-known routes in the world’s most respected wine regions. Tried, trusted and true to their routes, these wines are handcrafted by our winemakers to be approachable and a reliable favorite.
Route 29 travels through the heart of Napa Valley — arguably a perfect home for Cabernet Sauvignon. On a drive down Route 29 you will pass many of the vineyards that supplied perfectly ripe grapes for this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
2016 was another warm and dry growing season in Napa that was further punctuated by a few bursts of hot weather. Harvest was a dream with fruit ripening evenly and arriving at the winery early and in beautifully healthy condition. The 2016 RouteStock Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon derives from vineyards in Rutherford and Coombsville giving us an ideal mix of flavors to finely craft the wine into a classic Napa Valley Cabernet style; once tasted, you will know where this wine is from!
- Aging: Aged in 85% French oak and 15% American oak for a total of 18 months. 20% of the barrels were new.
The aromas of this wine are very classic Napa Valley, seducing you with notes of dark black fruit, cedar, bay laurel, cocoa and dusty plum. The pallet is expansive throughout with mouth-watering flavors of black plum, mushroom, chocolate, savory hints of bay leaf and fine sweet Napa Valley fruit. The wine fills the mouth with richness, fruit, a bright acidity and just enough natural grape and oak tannin to lengthen the wine into a great lingering aftertaste. The use of four Bordeaux varietals adds to the complexity, depth and interest of this finely crafted Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Varietal Composition: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec
- Production (in cases): 16,150 (12/750 ml)
- Alcohol: 14.2%
- TA: 3.62
- p H: 6.33
- RS: 0.3 g/L