2016 Calluna Vineyards Cuvee

2016 Calluna Vineyards Cuvee

2016 Calluna Vineyards Cuvee

The 2016 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée is meant to be an expression of our Chalk Hill appellation where great sunlight and a cool climate produces intense fruit in a wine with balancing acidity, round tannins and moderate alcohol levels. The blend expresses the power of Cabernet Sauvignon, elegance of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and a bit of showiness from Malbec and Petit Verdot.

"Precise, filled with juicy richness to the dark currant, cherry and dried raspberry flavors that feature minerally elegance. Dried Asian spice notes linger on the firmly tannic finish, with vanilla accents. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot." — KM

91 Points - Wine Spectator

"...an annual force to be reckoned with. There’s nary a critic or publication that hasn’t fallen madly in love with these stunning Bordeaux-inspired blends, most notably, John Gillman, who exclaims Calluna should be ranked alongside California supernovas Philip Togni, Cathy Corison, Ric Forman, Ridge, [and] Mount Eden.” Obviously, tasting a lineup from this top-dollar, star-studded cast would delight any wine drinker, so just imagine the shock and awe that would come after finding today’s 2016 “CVC” in the mix. By infusing all five prominent Bordeaux varietals from high-altitude vines in Chalk Hill, and aging it for over 20 months in classic French barriques, there’s no denying that today’s 2016 has the pedigree and profundity to compete with those heavyweights."

Ian Cauble, Master Sommelier - SommSelect

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