Yao Family Wines Napa Crest Proprietary Red Blend 2016
Deep ruby color and rich hue. The nose is complex and shows layers of fruit flavors. Blueberry, rich plum and red raspberry notes are apparent. Soft notes of vanilla and toast provide aromatic richness. The texture is supple to show off the 2016 vintage. The tannins are lush with long pallet texture. This wine is drinkable now but will continue to improve for 5 to 7 years. This wine will continue to award the most discriminating drinkers.
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Yao Family Wines|
Wine SpectatorA dark and brawny style, with an alder and espresso frame around a core of dark currant, blackberry and fig paste flavors, all of which meld together slowly through the finish, which picks up a notable loam edge. For fans of the hefty style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2020 through 2030. 1,800 cases made.
James SucklingThis has some savory aromas with lightly tarry accents, as well as blackcurrant and olive notes. The palate has a juicy, gently grainy feel and delivers a long, flavorful blackcurrant and plum finish. A blend of 68 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 22 per cent merlot and 10 per cent petit verdot. Drink or hold.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Proprietary Red Napa Crest is comprised of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and 10% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up crushed black cherries, red and black currants and black plums notes on the nose with a touch of cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers plenty of juicy fruit and a nice ripe, firm frame, finishing with great length.