Hamel Family Wines, Nuns Canyon Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moon Mountain District 2016
Value: $175

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The spectacular Nuns Canyon Vineyard sits between 1,300 and 1,700 feet in elevation on a steep slope packed with red clay loam soils; its underbelly a mixture of fractured basalt and gravel. The pedigree of this wine brings an extravagant mindset that offers an absolute promise of its beauty now and as an investment for your future, enveloping and integrating to sheer perfection. This is only the fourth vintage from the Hamel Family’s estate vineyard, Nuns Canyon, that cascades down the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains. This wine is a voluptuous 100% Cabernet Sauvignon showcasing deeply layered aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, plum and ripe cassis, giving way to secondary notes of violets, olive, vanilla, balsamic and orange citrus. The full-bodied, velvety sensation ultimately expands and then softens, extending for a seamless and persistent finish. Incredibly deep and rich on the palate, the wine as it’s enjoyed continues to gain complexity and vibrancy with pronounced freshness and stony minerality. The bright quality of the fruit makes the wine accessible in its youth, but will also continue to gain further complexity over the next 8-10 years in your cellar. Fermented in a combination of 63% concrete and 37% stainless steel tanks, then aged for 26 months in 100% new French oak barrels building its character and full-bodied charm! Only 214 cases produced.


Donated by: Magdalen Yum