2016 J. Leducq Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: The 2016 J. Leducq is a stunning blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It has dark layers of reddish-purple color. The aromas are intense and concentrated with forest floor, wild red and dark berries, smashed rocks and violets. The bright acidity accentuates the red berry flavors and the spices of paprika and white pepper. Full-bodied with ample tannins. This wine is a must in your cellar!
Vintage: 2016 was considered for many a near-perfect vintage in Napa, and I couldn’t agree more. The season started a little bit earlier than average years. Weather conditions throughout the year were perfect to achieve beautiful vine growth, proper ripeness, and development of flavors and tannins in the grapes. Mild temperatures during the summer and warm days in September and October helped to extend the hanging time of the fruit on the vines, allowing for perfect ripeness.
Varietal: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Harvest: September 7 – 30, 2016
Wine Analysis: 14.5 % alcohol ● 3.71 pH
Appellation: St. Helena, Napa Valley
Bottling Date: August 20, 2018
Cases Produced: 500 cases