Galerie 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley
2016 Galerie Cabernet Sauvignon “Latro” Knights Valley, Sonoma
San Francisco Wine Panel Score: 96 Points
NVWE Notes: Although notably “Knights Valley” in its gutsy combination of saturated purple color, rustic tannins and brooding dark fruit, this Cabernet’s virtues and food-worthiness are in no way shy when it is allowed sufficient air. With airing the fruit components unfold as a focused array of Italian Maraschino cherry, sweet plum sauce, cassis, violet and rose petal jam scents poised above a deeper core of blueberry and black current preserves, while supporting notes of oaky spice, graphite and dark minerality keep the brooding undercurrents ever-present. Further airing also brings a surprising elegance on the palate, where blueberry, dark sour cherry, violet, coffee bean, tobacco and dried herb flavors fan out and linger impressively. Those with cellars can assume at least 5 years of further growth, while current drinkers should remember to decant. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1038 cases produced.
One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Latro Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon gives up notions of crushed red and black currants, warm plums and baked cherries with touches of garrigue, dusty soil and bay leaves. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with lovely freshness and great intensity in the mouth, leading to a long, purely fruited finish. 1,317 cases produced. Drink Date 2019 - 2033. Lisa Perrotti-Brown 29th Oct 2018