Pina Firehouse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The Firehouse Cabernet Sauvignon is an ethereal wine that showcases fragrant aromatics of blackberry, blueberry and black currant liqueur intermixed with layers of crushed volcanic rock, wild flowers and licorice. The mouth-coating and sweet, ripe, slightly rustic tannins perfectly represent this unique hillside in a great vintage. The intense structure coupled with the purity and texture of this Cabernet make a seamless and alluring wine.
From a rocky vineyard in Rutherford, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Firehouse Vineyard is a regal, majestic Cabernet that has beautiful notes of crème de cassis, black raspberries, and toasted spices, with an almost mountain fruit-like quality in its aromatics as well as its structure and texture on the palate. Medium to full-bodied, seamlessly constructed, tannic and backward, yet also perfectly balanced, do your best to hide bottles for 4-5 years and it should cruise over the following two decades
One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 68% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Firehouse Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color and offers up exuberant crème de cassis, stewed plums and blueberry compote notes with touches of dark chocolate, star anise, pencil lead and menthol. Full-bodied and beautifully structured with firm grainy tannins and seamless freshness, it packs in the muscular fruit, finishing on a long-lasting earthy note. 560 cases produced.