The 2016 Gaspare Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our own estate grown vines. Coming from the Oak Knoll District AVA, we were able to produce a broad wine with elegant structure that is very fruit-forward and expressive. With the temperature in the Oak Knoll District slightly cooler, we were able to create our wine with excellent balance and vibrant acidity.
The 2016 vintage began with very little rain, bud break occurred between the end of February and early March. With warm and dry spring and early summer, the vines develop healthy canopies and fruit set was balanced. The growing season was lengthened due to cool summer. September had a few heat spikes to push fruit to optimal sugar levels. The 2016 vintage was very balanced and ideal for producing wines with excellent flavor and resolved tannins.