2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON ‘VINEYARD SELECTION’
Ample winter rainfall led to a normal early spring bud break. Picking began in late August and the weather remained mild throughout the harvest. 2016 provided some of the finest fruit in the winery’s 38-year history, comparable to 2007, which Gary proclaimed
as the “best vintage ever to come out of Paso Robles.”
The grapes for our Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from several vineyards throughout the Paso Robles AVA. These vineyards showcase the diversity and quality
of Paso Robles terroir. All of the fruit is hand sorted and destemmed, then inoculated.
The must is pumped-over twice daily for ten days, then drained, pressed and transferred
to American and French oak barrels. After blending, the wine remains in barrel for 18
The 2016 Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon shows nuanced varietal character reflecting each of its Paso vineyards, including the Eberle Estate vineyard. It’s well-balanced, with
a smooth, rich mouthfeel and flavors of cassis, black cherry, and dark chocolate with a long
The dark fruit flavors and moderate tannins in our 2015 Vineyard Selection Cabernet
Sauvignon make it a complement to a variety of dishes, including beef chili, a steak sandwich with goat cheese butter, or a rib-eye steak with a dollop of blue cheese.