2016 "La Magdalena" Cabernet Blend
Oakville Ranch Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley, CA
What we love
The 2016 La Madgalena is a blockbuster expression of one of Favia’s favorite vineyards, Oakville Ranch. Organically farmed Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, grown in these iron rich red soils, produce some of the most compelling red wines in the Napa Valley. La Magdalena is superb. Complex, layered, powerful, and elegant, with beautiful perfume and depth. The 2016 has so much to offer. Dark and exotic, with notes of raspberry preserves, plum, Chinese five-spice, vanilla bean, and smoke. Flavors arrive on a regal chariot of tannin, serious and structured, but very inviting.
About this Wine
In a class of her own, La Magdalena is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from the renowned Oakville Ranch, high in the eastern hills of Napa Valley’s most famous appellation. This wine is as rich and complex as the soils in which it grows.
Organically farming with intention, harvesting at optimum ripeness, and carefully shepherding the wines through fermentation and maceration, yields a wine with remarkable depth, a silky texture, and eye-opening complexity. The dance of these two varieties together is what excites Favia’s winemakers most about making wine in the Napa Valley.
- 97 points, Jeb Dunnuck
- 97 points, Antonio Galloni
276 cases produced.
- Technical Data:
- 55% Cabernet Franc, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Bottled unfined and unfiltered after 22 months of aging
- Drink now through 2033
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