The 2016 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon embodies the fresh yet sumptuous qualities of our mountain-grown fruit. The nose is bright with raspberry and resinous pencil shavings. It becomes steadily more expressive in the glass, revealing brambly fruit and pomegranate aromas. Fruit is balanced by flinty minerality and Mount Veeder's signature freshness. Fine, earthy tannins bring depth and focus to the wine before melting into a long, mouthwatering finish. Our Cabernet grapes are harvested early to retain their natural acidity and structured tannins. Fermentation happens in a combination of cement vat fermenters and stainlesssteel tanks. After approximately two weeks on skins, we gently press and are ready for aging. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 32 months in neutral oak–20 months in large format foudres, and 12 months in barrique. After bottling, the wine was cellared for an additional year before release.