The 2016 Black Sears Estate Cabernet Sauvignon might be the most concentrated and structured vintage we have seen yet. Worth the wait in the cellar, the 2016 is rich, spicy, black-fruit-driven, and shows a wonderful aromatic tension, balanced palate, and a bright, sunny finish.
The nose resonates with aromas of baking spices, warm cedar mulch, tobacco, and leather. On the palate, this high-elevation Cabernet delivers classic Howell Mountain notes of charred meat, black pepper, black currant, crushed rock, and an uplifting, fresh finish that is clean, sunny, and lasts until the next sip.
320 cases produced
21 months on 100% French Oak (2/3 new, 1/3 year-old)
Winemaker: Thomas Rivers Brown