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2016 Songbook Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 1.5L in Wood Box

2016 Songbook Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 1.5L in Wood Box
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Our 2016 Songbook is a beautiful dance of sweet and savory fragrances and flavors.  The fruit leads this vintage with ambrosial notes of fig paste, crushed wild raspberries, and black currants.  Following, but no less important, are savory nori wrapper, fennel pollen, black truffle, and dried shiitakes.  On the finish, cocoa powder, new tobacco, and sage leaf aromatics waft in the retro nasal cavities while layers of unctuous black licorice, wild raspberries, and white chocolate notes linger on the long finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Bottling Date
July 2018
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Songbook is sourced from two of acclaimed viticulturist David Abreu’s personally-farmed properties: Thorevilos Vineyard, situated between the St. Helena and Howell Mountain AVAs, and Madrona Ranch, nestled in the foothills of the Mayacamas mountain range. These vineyards produce grapes of exceptional character resulting from proprietary clones, extremely low yields, and meticulous farming. The result is a winemaker’s dream.
Production Notes
In the cool darkness of night, grapes were hand-picked into twenty-five pound bins to minimize crushing. By early morning, the grapes were subjected to rigorous selection by our three-tiered sorting process, which includes our cutting edge optical sorter and a slow, individual berry hand sort. The fruit was gently gravity-delivered to small tanks by our unique crane system which kept the berries intact. Cold soaks lasted from five to eight days, and fermentations were managed through a combination of pump overs and délestage. Extended maceration of up to six weeks ensured exceptional extraction and fine-tuning of tannin profiles. This wine underwent twenty-one months of élevage in French oak barrels, 72% new.
Winemaker Notes
Our 2016 Songbook is a beautiful dance of sweet and savory fragrances and flavors. The fruit leads this vintage with ambrosial notes of fig paste, crushed wild raspberries, and black currants. Following, but no less important, are savory nori wrapper, fennel pollen, black truffle, and dried shiitakes. On the finish, cocoa powder, new tobacco, and sage leaf aromatics waft in the retro nasal cavities while layers of unctuous black licorice, wild raspberries, and white chocolate notes linger on the long finish.
Production
384 cases