2016 was a phenomenal growing season and in reference to previous vintages, has the elegance of the 2014 vintage alongside the structure and concentration of the 2015 vintage. It offers the highlights of the previous two vintages into one. Through careful blending and sourcing from some of the best Napa Valley grower vineyards, we did take a decrease in production and as a result, we made about 50% less for this newest vintage.
LAZ Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Winemaker: Celia Welch
From: Napa Valley
94% CABERNET SAUVIGNON | 4% Merlot | 2% PETIT VERDOT
Aged 18 months in 60% new French oak
Date of bottling: may 2018
125 cases produced
A beautiful clarity of fruit aromas displays ripe, opulent blueberries and black cherries, with more subtle base notes of star anise, rose petal, and vanilla. At entry, the fresh fruit dominates the palate, while the bright, juicy acidity and broad tannins follow in the mid-palate. While enough backbone and grip present themselves to clearly indicate age-worthiness, this wine shows vibrance and intensity, tempered by silkiness and viscosity, all of which combine to make the wine enjoyable even in its youth.
– Celia Welch, Winemaker