Aromatically bright, the 2016 VASO captures the different terroirs and varietals in this Cabernet-based blend with fragrances of red cherry, fruit brambles, and baker’s chocolate with hints of nutmeg and baking spices. The entry has flavors of sweet plums, roasted coffee, and dried herbs, as the hillside tannins fills out the mid palate. The wine is supple and creamy yet has a structured palate. Bright and approachable now, this wine will continue to develop as the years pass.
Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 4% Merlot - Winemaker Notes
95 points - James Suckling
"This is a beautiful red with plums, currants and spice. Full body and creamy, polished tannins. Extremely flavorful and delicious. Hard to wait on this. Drink or hold."
93 points - Wine Spectator
"Very solid, featuring a beam of warmed loganberry and plum pâte de fruit flavors, lined with red licorice notes and picking up alluring black tea and sagebrush hints. Offers a seductive mouthfeel and a long finish. Drink now through 2030."