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
Appearance 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
Food Pairing Suggestions
The climate and soils in the Coombsville AVA produce wines that are favorable for food. Pair with duck, beef, pasta with meat sauce, lamb, hamburgers and mushroom dishes. Serve also with hard aged cheeses like aged gouda and Parmesan. And for dessert, experiment with any dark chocolate creation.
Aged to drinking perfection! Enjoy now through at least 2028
Mill Creek Vineyard & Coombsville Vineyard
About The Vineyard
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!
Each Delgadillo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon release spends several years in French oak and has been bottle aged for three years in ideal cellar conditions before release. Delgadillo Cellars wines are truly a family affair, steeped in the traditions of Napa Valley winegrowing.