Realm Moonracer 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District|
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Estate-Moonracer comes exclusively from Realm’s Stags Leap estate and was completely farmed by them. A traditional Bordeaux blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, it's very deep purple-black colored and features earthy/savory notes of underbrush, smoked meats, tapenade and Marmite toast with a core of warm plums, Black Forest cake and blueberry preserves plus a touch of garrigue. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and very finely grained with wonderful freshness and depth, finishing long and mineral laced.
The third vintage from this estate vineyard in Stag’s Leap, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Moonracer is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot (which is close to the breakdown of the vineyard). It offers a beautiful bouquet of crème de cassis, spring flowers, graphite, and crushed rocks. While it doesn’t have the density of the To Kolan and Dr. Crane releases, it is seamless, full-bodied, incredibly complex, and multi-dimensional. Already impossible to resist, drink this pure, elegant beauty any time over the coming 20-25 years.