Kinsella Cabernet Sauvignon Heirloom Vineyard
Kinsella Estates
United States - California - Dry Creek Valley

Intense was the first word that came to mind. Purely focused tannin weaves its way through the core of this wine. Has a savory characteristic that we have found in past vintages (2014 to be specific) with a slight licorice note on the very, very long finish. Where this vineyard has been described as “feminine” in the past, that is certainly not the case for the 2016 vintage!

Dry Creek Valley
Wine Type
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged 20 months in French Oak (75% New)
162 cases (9-liter cases)

Any vegetable or meat in the grill. Delicious with Chocolate as well.

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2016 Kinsella Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Heirloom Vineyard - 97+ PTS - JD

2016 Kinsella Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Heirloom Vineyard - 97+ PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The cream of the lineup in 2016 is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Heirloom Vineyard, which has the most purity, balance, and length of the three releases. Coming from older vines and a terraced vineyard in Dry Creek, its deep purple color is followed by a rock star bouquet of blackberries, black cherries, graphite, chocolate, and mineral aromas and flavors. It's deep, full-bodied, straight-up seamless, and perfectly balanced on the palate, and reminds me of a great Saint-Emilion with its dark, chocolaty fruit and obvious minerality. It's a beautiful wine that will keep for over two decades."
- Jeb Dunnuck (June 2019), 97+ pts

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Producer Information: Kinsella Estates

Kevin Kinsella founded Kinsella Estates in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley in 2007, having established himself as a diverse and successful business entrepreneur. Kevin bought a 12-acre vineyard in the foothills ...
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