2016 Zakin Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (91%); Cabernet Franc (9%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 95 (RP); 95 (JD)
"Aged for 20 months in 74% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is deep garnet-purple in color and leaps from the glass with crushed blackcurrants, warm plums and fresh blackberries with hints of violets, star anise, tobacco, underbrush and yeast extract plus a waft of pencil shavings. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with fantastic intensity and energy, finishing on a beautiful mineral note."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 10/18