2016 Mare Nectaris
Dark chocolate, black currant and minerality on the nose. Cranberry and raspberry greet the palate, leading to black pepper, boysenberry, plum and a hint of toffee through the finish. Full-bodied with excellent tannins.
The 2016 vintage started off with respectable weather through bloom and set. Our first bit of 100-degree weather came during the sizing phase which affected berry growth on many of our varietals. In September, the ripening was lengthened with the hot and cool temperature swings. Overall, winemakers are optimistic about the yields with no significant factors like freezes or prolonged heat spikes affecting the crop.
38% Cabernet Sauvignon 38% Merlot 10% Petit Verdot 10% Malbec 4% Cabernet Franc