Redwood Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 | Magnificent Mountain Sonoma Cab
Redwood Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 pours a generous display of ruby in the core with a hint of magenta on the rim. While a festival of lush red and purple flowers joins blackberries, black plum, and licorice. And mountains of espresso-covered berries dance around cassis and layers of muscular tannins. Together, creating a memorable and long finish.
This one’s as big and ripe as they come, but with the rare bargain price. Authoritative and distinctive, the Redwood Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 displays power, vibrancy, and layers of dark fruit flavors that will continue to unfold for many years to come. Given its youth, we recommend decanting 60+ minutes before enjoying it.
83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot. Brambly aromatics of blackberry, soil, and sandalwood give way to dense flavors of mixed berry and black cherry with subtle undertones of leather and mocha on the long-lasting finish. Drink 2020 – 2027+.
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So, Redwood Hill is a small, family project inspired by a special piece of land perched high above the clouds atop the Mayacamas Mountains. Redwood Hill Vineyard was planted in 1992 to over six acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (4.25 acres), Cabernet Franc (1 acre) and Merlot (1 acre). We were fortunate to take over Redwood Hill in 2014. In addition to continuing farming operations at the vineyard, we also began producing small batches of our own wines under the Redwood Hill label. The vineyard served as our inspiration to produce authentic wines from our mountain fruit, defined by vivid colors and aromatics, sturdy tannins and natural acidity. The result: balanced, elegant wines of unique personality and nuance.
friend, Chris Cottrell to join him. They now happily have a little more space to move around in. Yet they share the same objectives that guided the winery at the start.
The grapes for this wine are grown on Redwood Hill’s estate vineyard at up to 1,400 feet in elevation. Above the fog line, vines bask in the sunshine. While the high-altitude breezes maintain firm acidity to balance out all that big, briary mountain concentration. 2016’s superb growing season stayed cool, driving intensity and complexity during maturation. Yields were low, but the resulting fruit was the stuff of Randall’s dreams.
Winemaker Randall Watkins
Winemaker Randall Watkins has been in the business since he was a kid on his dad’s ranch. While becoming renowned for his work at critically acclaimed spots like Laurel Glen and Hartford Family Winery. He’s a master of pushing Cabernet to the furthermost edge of its comfort zone. And knowing where just enough water and nutrients force the vines into producing tiny berries with thick skins, radiant with color and packed with flavor.