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2016 Out of Sight Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Out of Sight Cabernet Sauvignon

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Planted on an oak-laden hillside between the Napa Valley AVAs of Oak Knoll and Coombsville, our Out of Sight Vineyard off the Silverado Trail is easily missed, hence its name. When we purchased the property in the late 1980s, the site’s gravelly soils and northwest exposure signaled great potential, but the tangled head-pruned vines also suggested years of neglect. After completely re-developing the property, however, our organically-farmed Out of Sight vineyard is today one of our most treasured fruit sources. The 2016 offers a core of rich forward fruit including black cherry, dark plum and boysenberry layered with black licorice and hints of sun-warmed chaparral.  Plush notes of vanilla and coconut are balanced with a young, vibrant texture that signals a good acidic backbone. This is a wine with verve and substance, offering firm tannins that will soften with cellaring. If enjoying in the near term we recommend decanting the wine several hours in advance of drinking.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cases Produced:425
Aging:19 months in French (77%) and American (33%) barrels, 56% new
Price:$125
Enjoyability:Drink now or cellar. Pull the cork until 2036 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

Planted on an oak-laden hillside between the Napa Valley AVAs of Oak Knoll and Coombsville, our Out of Sight Vineyard off the Silverado Trail is easily missed, hence its name. When we purchased the property in the late 1980s, the site’s gravelly soils and northwest exposure signaled great potential, but the tangled head-pruned vines also suggested years of neglect. After completely re-developing the property, however, our organically-farmed Out of Sight vineyard is today one of our most treasured fruit sources. The 2016 offers a core of rich forward fruit including black cherry, dark plum and boysenberry layered with black licorice and hints of sun-warmed chaparral.  Plush notes of vanilla and coconut are balanced with a young, vibrant texture that signals a good acidic backbone. This is a wine with verve and substance, offering firm tannins that will soften with cellaring. If enjoying in the near term we recommend decanting the wine several hours in advance of drinking.