2016 TEXTBOOK Mise en Place Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley
Our “Mise en place” Cabernet Sauvignon comes from two very special single-vineyard sites located on the extreme eastern and western sides of the Oakville District abutting the rugged and dry Vaca Mountain and verdant Mayacamas mountain ranges. Superbly mature and well-drained Cabernet Sauvignon site on rocky, east-side of Oakville District AVA. The Merlot site is on west-side of Oakville, near To-Kalon and downslope from Harlan. These sub-sections of the Oakville AVA are renowned for superb, richly textured Cabernet Sauvignon and voluptuous Merlot. Classic Bordelaise winemaking. Unfiltered. 100% French, 50% new medium-toast
It is called “Mise en place” to reflect the preparation and diligence exercised in the vineyards and winery. We believe it is a “textbook” example of this noble variety grown in this outstanding appellation.
92 points, Excellent
"An array of rich dark-plum, blueberry and chocolate aromas leading to a palate that has very supple, even and smoothly rendered textural quality. Long, ripe, and plush finish. Excellent!"
- James Suckling, 2018
90 points, Cellar Selection
"Thick in oak and tannin, this wine has grip and tension that underlie a foundation of savory cedar, currant, clove and tobacco. This will do well over time; enjoy 2022–2026."
- Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, September 2019
"Blended with 13% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mise en Place opens with florals over cassis, black cherries and earth plus a tobacco hint. Medium to full-bodied and chewy, the palate has a good core of youthful fruit and an earthy finish."
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, January 2019
- Wine Spectator
5 Stars, Great Value
- Restaurant Wine