The Zeitgeist Cabernet blend once again captures the warm climate and alluvial soils found in St. Helena, the marine influence of the west facing foothills of Coombsville and the well drained, gravelly clay soils of the Sleeping Lady Vineyard in Yountville. For the first time, we were able to add a prized Oakville Cabernet Vineyard to our blend. Oakville Station is surrounded on three sides by the famed Tokalon Vineyard and bordered on its fourth side by Martha’s Vineyard. Excellent dirt to say the least!
The 2016 is one for the ages. Mother nature gave us all the ingredients for a blockbuster vintage. Our 2016 is dense and classically weighted. Toasty notes of creme brulee and hazelnut frame a wine of incredible concentration. One can’t help but think of grilled meats, freshly roasted coffee beans and heady desserts. This wine is no wimp–the tannins are capable and fine and provide a firm backbone for all the deliciousness. The 2016 has the beauty to please now and the intensity to last for decades.