Hill Family Estate

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, CA

6 in stock


6 in stock

"The wine opens with aromas of blackberry, mocha, black licorice, oak spice, vanilla and caramel. The palate is inviting, with blackberry cobbler and deep black cherry flavors. This is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a sweet disposition." – Winemaker Alison Doran
APPEARANCE deep ruby-garnet
AROMAS & FLAVORS cassis, black cherry, soft caramels, cocoa powder, almond cookie, anise, leather, oak spice, tomato vine, eucalyptus
PALATE medium body, balanced acidity, smooth tannins, extra long finish

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Syrah

PRODUCTION 996 cases
AGING POTENTIAL Enjoy through 2030 and beyond
VINEYARD Baker, Beau Terre, Windy Flats, Hansen, Bardessono, Flat Rock and Apallas

Elevation: Valley floor – 1,200 ft.

The 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is carefully blended to achieve power and balance. We particularly appreciate the opportunity to use high elevations (Baker Vineyard in Atlas Peak is at 1,200 ft.) with their intense tannins and color, then blend and civilize them with vineyards from the valley floor. Windy Flats is on the western foothills in Wooden Valley, and Beau Terroir is in the Napa-Carneros foothills. Beau Terre, Flat Rock, and Apallas are on the valley floor. The Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot elevate the nose and display the fruit and oak spice. The wines from 2016 benefitted from a decent growing season with gentle roller coaster temperatures, slightly less than average winter rains, and a few hot spells.


Cooperage: 22 months in 85% new oak as follows: 10% American (Canton Grand Cru), 75% new French Oak (Treuil, Tonnelerie O, Nadalier, and Remond)


Winemaker: Alison Doran

woman standing on a barrel smiling

Alison Doran has been a trailblazer in the wine industry for nearly 50 years, and was trained by the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff after completing her degree in winemaking at UC Davis.

Alison has been making wine at Hill Family Estate since 2001.

About the Winery
Hill Family Estate
The Hill Family is a fourth generation California farm family. They understand from experience how great wine begins in the vineyard. The Hill Family owns 120 acres of vineyards with a focus on Atlas Peak, Carneros and Oak Knoll. They are 100% family-farmed, family-owned and family-operated – growing fruit for Napa wineries as well as their own wines.
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