Matthew Wallace Cabernet Sauvignon Regusci Ranch Block 1 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District|
After being raised on his family’s farm in Tennessee, George P. Wallace moved west in 1852 to become a cattle rancher in California, and in 1868 purchased 500 acres originally part of the Locoallomi land grant in Napa County. To this day, the Wallace Ranch has been continually farmed to wine grapes and cattle for over 150 years.
Regusci Ranch: Established in 1932, the 289-acre Regusci Ranch lies in the heart of the Stags Leap District and produces some of the most distinct and terroir-driven wines in the region. The Cabernet Sauvignon for Matthew Wallace is sourced from one of the finest blocks on the ranch, encompassing a westward-facing steep hillside that produces the fruit of remarkable concentration and depth.
"2016 exudes concentration and freshness intimately combined. Dark berry fruit at the onset, followed by fresh ripe red fruits. Sweet texture and depth. The layered mouthfeel reveals well-integrated tannins from the French oak aging and just enough spice to compliment the fruit." - Julien Fayard, Winemaker
Rich, lush, and intense on the nose and in the mouth. Layers of dark fruits, chocolate truffle, earthy spices, and cigar leaf are buffered by smooth, silky tannins and lead to a seductive and lengthy finish. The fruit is sourced from Regusci Vineyard, from the finest block on the ranch, encompassing a westward-facing steep hillside that produces the fruit of remarkable concentration and depth.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District) has come together beautifully over the last year. Silky tannins frame a core of super-ripe red stone fruit, along with hints of pomegranate, rose petal mint, and sweet spices.