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2016 Le Bon Bon Cabernet

This wine is an absolute joy to drink now or consider as a long-term cellar wine. Nearly three years in all new French oak barrels have given it a firm, but integrated, tannin structure. Wrapped inside of this elegant package is a dense, juicy core of blackberry, currant, and cassis fruit. Additional bottle age has allowed flavors and aromas of cedar, vanilla, and enticing cooking spice to develop, resulting in an excellent food wine.

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Tasting Notes

The excitement around the 2016 harvest hasn’t led to disappointments with our Oakville Cabernets, and the ’16 Le Bon Bon is no exception. This wine is an absolute joy to drink now or consider as a long-term cellar wine. Nearly three years in all new French oak barrels have given it a firm, but integrated, tannin structure. Wrapped inside of this elegant package is a dense, juicy core of blackberry, currant, and cassis fruit. Additional bottle age has allowed flavors and aromas of cedar, vanilla, and enticing cooking spice to develop, resulting in an excellent food wine that is custom-made for your next great steak.

Vineyard Designation

Bonny's Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

2016 was the last of four long years of drought which had a profound impact on the grapevines growing conditions. With little water in the ground the vines started their growing season earlier each year during the drought. 2016 was by far the earliest we had seen vines bud out in over a decade but luckily there was no frost in the Spring. The Summer was moderate allowing plenty of hang time into the Fall even with an early harvest. The smaller crop load allowed generous fruit flavor development in the vineyard.

Winemaker Notes

The Cabernet fruit was hand-picked into macro bins, then sorted and de-stemmed and crushed into stainless steel tanks. Cold soaking was carried out over 24 hours, and the must was inoculated and pumped over one to three times per day, then pressed before finishing primary fermentation. Once dry, the wine was racked to barrel and inoculated for malolactic fermentation. It was racked again at the conclusion of secondary fermentation and twice more before bottling. Though it was filtered, owing to its time in barrel, fining was not necessary.

Other Notes

Formats: 750ml Bottle 6-Bottle Wooden Collector's Box

Ratings

91 points: Wine Enthusiast
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Oakville
Harvest Date September 18, 2016
PH 3.65
Aging 34 months
Barrel Aging 34 months 100% New French Oak
Bottling Date July 12th, 2019
Alcohol % 14.2
Size 750 ml