One of the gems in the lineup is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon #1, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in plenty of new oak, although you wouldn’t know that by tasting it. Possessing a medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant style as well as complex notes of cassis, black raspberries, fruitcake, and spice, it’s one of those wines that grows on you with time in the glass. It’s going to keep for 25+ years, but don’t let that stop you from opening bottles in its youth as it’s already an incredible drink.
N°1 Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews
100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 20 months in 68% new French oak, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon No. 1 is scented of cassis, black berries and black cherries with notions of yeast extract, tapenade, menthol, espresso and earth. The palate is full-bodied, firm, lively and refreshing with fine-grained tannins and earthy notions, finishing long. 213 cases produced.
A barrel sample of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon No. 1 is a very deep garnet-purple color with a nose of cassis, baking spices, dark chocolate, black pepper and Chinese five spice. The medium to full-bodied palate is very firm, very fresh, lively, vibrant and concentrated with fine-grained tannins with a beautifully perfumed, minerally finish. 150 cases produced.
Tasted out of barrel, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon JCB #1 is a smoking effort that’s up with the crème de la crème in the vintage. Loaded with notions of blue fruits, flowers, violets, licorice, and earth, this beauty hits the palate with gorgeous purity of fruit, full-bodied richness, and fine, fine tannin. With a seamless texture, it’s going to drink nicely in its youth, yet also age gracefully.