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Producer: Hesperian Wines, Article: North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley’s Incredible 2016s

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VintageWineColorRatingPriceReviews
2016 Hesperian Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Kitoko Vineyard

From a site on Atlas Peak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Kitoko Vineyard reveals a deep purple color as well as a beautiful bouquet of crème de cassis, leafy herbs, forest floor, and tobacco. This beauty is medium to full-bodied, perfectly balanced, and pure, with a seamless texture. It's not a blockbuster, yet it has terrific purity of fruit, building tannin, and a great finish. It's a beautiful effort that will keep for another 15-20 years, if not longer.

  $80 2

From a site on Atlas Peak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Kitoko Vineyard reveals a deep purple color as well as a beautiful bouquet of crème de cassis, leafy herbs, forest floor, and tobacco. This beauty is medium to full-bodied, perfectly balanced, and pure, with a seamless texture. It's not a blockbuster, yet it has terrific purity of fruit, building tannin, and a great finish. It's a beautiful effort that will keep for another 15-20 years, if not longer.

2016 Hesperian Wines Cabernet Sauvignon PAWA

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon PAWA, which is named after the Wappo Indian word for "One," is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in barrel. It has a fresh, vibrant bouquet of plums, blackberries, scorched earth, and tobacco leaf. This flows to a medium-bodied, streamlined, slightly stretched Cabernet that has good balance, moderate depth and intensity, and a good finish. I suspect it will keep for 10-15 years.

  $90 1

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon PAWA, which is named after the Wappo Indian word for "One," is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in barrel. It has a fresh, vibrant bouquet of plums, blackberries, scorched earth, and tobacco leaf. This flows to a medium-bodied, streamlined, slightly stretched Cabernet that has good balance, moderate depth and intensity, and a good finish. I suspect it will keep for 10-15 years.

2016 Hesperian Wines Cabernet Sauvignon WITHA

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon WITHA is less successful, yet still has some charm. More firm black fruits, charcoal, and charred oak notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, concentrated yet firm, rustic style on the palate. Give it 4-5 years of bottle age to chill on the tannins, then drink it while the fruit is front and center.

  $100 1

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon WITHA is less successful, yet still has some charm. More firm black fruits, charcoal, and charred oak notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, concentrated yet firm, rustic style on the palate. Give it 4-5 years of bottle age to chill on the tannins, then drink it while the fruit is front and center.