Region: Napa Valley, CA
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The 2016’s rich and dark ruby color matches the mood of the purple fruit aromas on the nose. Juicy plum, ripe boysenberry, and fresh blackberry compote fill out the palate, with notes of mocha, fennel and graphite providing layers of complexity and depth. Sleek and full, this satisfying wine finishes with a flourish of fragrant cocoa and dark roast coffee. An incredible vintage and value.
~Tasting Notes by Delgadillo Cellars
- Color: medium ruby with purple flecks
- Aromas: blackberry, black currants, cocoa powder, vanilla, leather, cigar box, molasses,
- Palate: cherry, boysenberry, dark chocolate covered coffee bean, velvety acidity, well integrated tannins
RegionNapa Valley, CA
Aging PotentialAged to drinking perfection! Enjoy now through at least 2028
Winemaker Ignacio Delgadillo, Sr., started in the wine industry in 1975 at Freemark Abbey, eventually becoming cellar master during the days when Freemark produced one of the top Cabernet Sauvignon releases in the Napa Valley (and that is saying something). Along the way, he has consulted as a private vineyard contractor and established a successful custom wood packaging business.
After all those years in the vineyards and in the winery, Ignacio and his son, Ignacio Delgadillo Jr., found the opportunity to create their own label in 2001, and Delgadillo Cellars was born.
With Ignacio senior’s extensive knowledge of the vineyards of Napa Valley, he and his family selected a small vineyard along Mill Creek in the northwest part of the valley. The Cabernet vines in Mill Creek Vineyard were planted between 1971 and 1976. Spur pruned, ladder trained and completely dry-farmed, the fruit from these vines is concentrated, complex and elegant. Delgadillo Cellars farms the site, allowing them to hand tend the fruit from bud break to bottling.
Tucked along a small creek in rocky soils, the Coombsville Vineyard benefits from temperate conditions. Cooled by morning fog, then bathed in afternoon sunshine, the Cabernet Sauvignon vines develop small berries with remarkably rich flavor. In this vineyard, Nature provides a gift of superb grapes, with just a little nurturing. The result – incredible Cabernet Sauvignon!