2016 Stellareese RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon, LIBRARY SELECTION limited release.
Just 2 barrels produced
4 rows of the oldest vines in Marcey's vineyard were isolated and fermented separately for this very special wine. Aged in 100% new, artisan French oak barrels for 20 months.
Aromatics of black cherry, strawberry preserves and cedar. The wine coats your palate with rich, velvety texture, fine tannins and a perfect balance of fruit and acidity. Notes of chocolate covered cherries, crushed herbs and vintage leather prevail. The finish goes on and on with nuances of wild blackberry, plum, and tobacco.
This wine is a show stopper now and promises great development over the next 10-15 years (if you can keep your hands off it...)
100% old vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga AVA
100% new French oak barrels
20 months barrel aging