2016 Addendum Skellenger Lane Cabernet Sauvignon
Type
Addendum

2016 Addendum Skellenger Lane Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation
Napa Valley
Available
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$110.00
 
SKU: AD16CS-SL
Wine Enthusiast
90
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
90

Description

"Cassis, toasted spice, dried earth, and licorice notes all merge from the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Skellenger Lane (100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new oak) and it's a medium-bodied, balanced, elegant wine. With fine tannins, good balanced, and the fresh, focused, straight-up classic style of the vintage, it's going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades as well." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"...a big, bombastic wine, but it also comes across as rough around the edges and disjointed, especially next to the two other Cabernets in this range. Even so, there is more than enough energy to make me think the 2016 may come together with more time in bottle. Time will ultimately tell." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Leathery thick and dusty tannins surround a robust core of black fruit and earthy cedar in this vineyard-designated wine, an herbal Old World offering of quiet complexity and lasting ripeness." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: dark garnet AROMAS: red currant, cassis, cigar box, black cherry, Rutherford dust, sandalwood, red plum, baking spices FLAVORS: black currant, plum, black cherry, baker's chocolate, graphite, baking spices, tobacco, touch of mint
Barrel Aging
Aged 26 months in 100% French oak, of which 100% is new
Cooperage
Taransaud, Boutes, Bossuet
Vineyard Source
100% Rutherford AVA

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %
14.9
Acid
0.600 g/100mL
pH
3.60
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Brix
26.7
Harvest Date
9/24/16
Production
144 cases