Realm Houyi 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Pritchard Hill|
Also 100% Cabernet Sauvignon yet from Pritchard Hill, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Houyi Vineyard offers a massive blast of blue fruits, crushed violets, spice box, and new leather. This beauty comes from a site next to David Arthur and has a ripe, rounded, and incredibly sexy style that belies its mountain terroir. Still, it has plenty of underlying tannins, impeccable balance, and one seriously long finish. Give it a year or so and drink bottles over the following 2-3 decades.
One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon from the Nine Suns property, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Houyi Vineyard Pritchard Hill is very deep purple-black colored with quite an earthy/mineral-laced nose with notions of black soil, cast iron pan, crushed rocks and truffles with a core of black cherries and blackcurrants plus nuances of wild sage, charcuterie and black olives. The palate is full-bodied and very structured in the mouth with firm, grainy tannins and a lively line supporting the taut, earthy flavors, finishing with great length.