Fresh violets, blueberry, and black plum aromas lead to a plush entry and round mouth-coating mid-palate with a bright acid backbone and velvety textured tannins throughout. Sassafrass and raspberry. Stewed strawberries, coastal sage, all spice. Saturday morning farmer's market. Hints of perfume, vanilla, and cardamom compliment the polished, fruit-focused flavor profile and end with a mouth watering, lingering finish.
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93 || JEB DUNNUCK
These wines are made by Keith Emerson at the Vineyard 29 winemaking facility. Looking first at the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, this beauty is 100% varietal and was brought up in 40% new French oak. It offers a classic feel in its cassis and candied cherry fruits and has complex floral and fruitcake notes, medium to full body, and considerable elegance and purity as well as silky tannins. Its subtle, understated style grows on you with time in the glass, and it’s ideal for drinking over the coming 10-15 years. - Jeb Dunnuck
91 || GALLONI
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is soft, open-knit and delicious, all of which will make it easy to drink and enjoy with minimal cellaring. Dark cherry, chocolate, spice and floral notes all meld together. Emerson Brown's Napa Valley Cabernet is often a terrific value, as it is once again in 2016. There is so much to like here. Drink 2018 - 2026. - Antonio Galloni