Beau Vigne Cult Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
A picture-perfect classic Cabernet. A bold, fruit forward Cabernet highlighted by cherry notes and embraced by black fruit that intermingle as it progresses through your palate to a smooth transitional finish. Cult is sourced from the Stag’s Ridge vineyard- the Foss and Guest Cottage benches, a true hillside representation. The 2016 Cult exhibits a perfect combination of power and finesse providing a long, tapered finish leaving a lasting impression on your palate and you’re senses, representing the true elite style of this elegant Cabernet. Enjoy this wine from 2020 thru 2034.
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Composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon with a 2% splash of Cabernet Franc, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Cult is a little closed to begin, giving way to very youthful blackcurrants, blackberries and warm plums notes plus touches of pencil shavings, spice box, garrigue, black olives and a waft of cinnamon stick. The palate is full, very firm and very fresh with loads of black and blue fruit layers, finishing long and earthy.
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wine. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.