2016 Hayfork Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Advocate Review

2016 Hayfork Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Lewelling Ranch is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 75% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with exuberant red and black currants notions with hints of black truffles and rose hip tea plus fragrant earth, Chinese five spice, dried lavender and dusty soil. Big, full, rich and seductive, it has a plush frame of velvety tannins and wonderful energy, finishing long and spicy. 790 cases produced, to be released in the spring of 2019.

Rating: 94

2016 Hayfork Field Select Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayfork Field Select is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 90% new French oak. It has a very deep garnet-purple color and reveals beautiful cassis, baked blueberries and black cherry compote notes with touches of dried herbs, wood smoke, cardamom, underbrush and baking spices. Full, firm, spicy and decadent in the mouth, it has a rock-solid structure of grainy tannins and bold freshness lifting the cedar-laced finish. 75 cases produced, to be released in the spring of 2019.

Rating: 96