2016 Wolf Family 'Phaedrus' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California (750ml)
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of fruit from the more recently planted estate vineyard on White Hall Lane in St. Helena and the Montgomery Vineyard in Calistoga.
Although it was aged for 20 months in 50% new French oak barrels, there is only a bit of oak spice, yet no woody aromas evident on the nose. The fuller bodied palate is just as lively and juicy and delicious as its predecessor and might even more slightly more concentrated. With the excellent quality of the previous vintages, this is another excellent wine with a great balance of fruit, texture and structure that is easily enjoyable now yet will age gracefully for another 5-7 years minimum.