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Mario Bazán Cellars 2016 "Rama" Cabernet Sauvignon

Mario Bazán Cellars

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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Enjoy a VIP tasting for four guests in Mario Bazán Cellars new tasting room in downtown Napa when you purchase 6 (six) or more bottles of the 2016 Rama Cabernet Sauvignon. 
Tasting Notes:

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A lovely transparent purplish-ruby red hue is the introduction to this hand-crafted second Cabernet Sauvignon label for Mario Bazan Cellars. Drinking perfectly now, note the vanilla, cardamom and black cherry aromas. A delightful sip reveals good acidity with noticeable and balanced tannins. Flavors of cranberry and blackberry preserves commingle with dried lavender and notes of cedar plank. The finish is long and evolves with essence of currants and dried herbs.

Tasting Notes by Denise Cody, Cellar Angels' Chief Operating Angel
  • Grapes
    95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Pinot Noir
  • Region
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    Only 550 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    While a pleasure to enjoy in the near term, 4-6 years in the bottle will enhance the bouquet, flavors and structures to even greater heights
Kian Tavakoli
About the Winemaker:
Kian got his start in winemaking after graduating from UC Davis in 1992. He first landed at Opus One Winery where he was the enologist responsible for managing their in-house lab, working closely with their production manager and cellar master to produce a Bordeaux-style red wine. In 1996, he joined Clos Du Val, a winery with old world roots, to assist with the winemaking duties, eventually taking the helm as their Cabernet Winemaker in 2001. During his tenure at Clos Du Val, Kian honed his craft in the art of blending, working closely with founding winemaker Bernard Portet. In 2004 he moved towards his current career path, working as consulting winemaker for a number of small, boutique wine brands. With Kian’s experience in producing many different varieties and styles of wines, his new collaboration with Mario Bazán Cellars is a natural fit.
About the Vineyard:
The family vineyard is designed and farmed with great care for soil and plant health. Every stage of the vineyard’s development is important to Founder Mario Bazán, from its preparation for planting to the careful management of the vines and continued health of the soil in preparation for a successful harvest. Nestled into the Atlas peak foothills in the Napa Valley, the vineyard sits at approximately 80 feet above sea level on 1.25 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon vines. The climate in this part of the valley is moderate, with warm days and cool evenings, which allows for that much sought-after slow ripening of the berries. In addition, the shallow soil base in the vineyard provokes a gentle stressing of the vines, which results in smaller grapes with better concentration of color and flavor, both very desirable factors for the growing of premium wine grapes.
Additional Winemaker Notes:
Aged 18 months in 50% new oak, a combination of French and American.
Mario Bazán Cellars has a new wine tasting room in downtown Napa! Learn more about the "new kids on the block" in Co-Founder Gloria Bazán's blog post on The Daily Flight.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Lush and well-balanced, with a focused acidity, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect compliment to a broad range of roasted and grilled meats and fowl.
About the Winery
Mario Bazán Cellars The roots of Mario Bazán Cellars began in 1973 when Mario left his native home in Oaxaca, Mexico for the Napa Valley. Initially it was just for a paycheck, but Mario was instantly charmed by the Valley’s beauty and decided to focus his life’s work in the vineyards. Learn more