Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 | Famed winemaker Benoit Touquette
If you haven’t yet tried Touquette’s wines, today is a chance to get acquainted with his 100-point, peer-reviewed style for far below the standard price. Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 projects an Inky black color. Lavish aromas of black and blue fruits, dried thyme, lavender, and violets. Rich, powerful and decadent on entry. While giving up layers of fresh-picked blackberries and raspberries. Yet, laced with a hint of vanilla and cedar spice. Beautifully balanced oak notes are supported by supremely fine tannins. Enjoy through 2028.
Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is the bottled version of Benoit’s mantra. That being, Great Napa Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t need to cost over $100. The 2016 release is dark and dense. Notably, with over-the-top aromas of ripe black fruit, balanced by fantastic structure, fine tannins, and elegant balance. While truly a masterful expression of great Napa terroir for under $100. That value proposition is no mistake. As a result, Benoit has always endeavored to keep Teeter Totter’s prices grounded, and its quality through the roof. Mission accomplished.
Napa 2016 Vintage
The Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 hails from a Napa vintage that is poised to outshine 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 as possibly the best this century. And it shows in this lavish Cabernet. This bottling will thrive in the cellar but deliver a ton of pleasure out of the gate today. Plus showing expansive, ripe fruit flavors and firm tannins. Benoit sources from some of Napa’s most desirable neighborhoods—Oakville, Calistoga, St. Helena, and even Pritchard Hill—and Teeter Totter proudly struts its luxury Napa heritage, at nearly half the standard price.
Winemaker Benoit Touquette
Benoit never considered wine until he was in Bordeaux working mobile bottling lines to pay for graduate school. The infectious passion of the winemakers I met, showing up day after day with the same fire in their eyes, blew me away. I switched my focus to enology and completed two degrees. While then leaving France to intern with Andy Erickson and explore uncharted possibilities in Napa Valley. I worked hard, learned from everyone, and pushed myself to deliver the kind of winemaking I believe in. I’ve never missed a picking day, and I’ll spend as much time as it takes to get the wines right.