2016 HALL Jack's Masterpiece Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Jack's Masterpiece is another brilliant wine that offers more cassis, toasty oak, and cedary spice, with terrific floral nuances developing with time in the glass. Ripe, sexy and succulent, with building tannin and sensational purity, it's just another killer wine, as well as a great expression of the vintage."
Jack's Masterpiece Cabernet Sauvignon has complex aromas of dark blackberry and cassis intertwined with subtle chocolate notes. The palate is concentrated and opulent, with dark fruit flavors in the beginning and a lengthy tannic finish.
Our Jack’s Masterpiece comes from many vineyard sources and appellations, but tends to be dominated by mountain fruit. Vineyards planted in mountain terrains produce vines smaller in stature but with more concentrated grapes. These grapes provide the basis for the dense, powerful structure of this wine. Our goal is to capture the flavors of dark black fruit mixed with powerful, chewy tannins, and a focused palate.
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||26 Months in 80% New French Oak|
|Vintage Notes||The 2016 vintage marked the end of the drought years, although precipitation levels were still moderate to low. Near-perfect growing conditions continued throughout the summer with a few heat spikes that the valley is known for. Yields were a bit lower than normal, but the quality of the harvest was high. The resulting wine is rich and lush, with supple tannins and opulent, elegant finishes. Wines from 2016 are a fifth consecutive vintage of stellar Napa Valley wines.|