2016 PERFECT SEASON Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Grown.  Hand-Farmed.  Hand-Made.

Vintner Norma Hunt started this project with her now-late husband Lamar – inventor of the Super Bowl.  In 2000, Norma purchased land in Knights Valley, right down the hill from Joe Montana’s property, no less.  She brought on the incredible duo of Jim Barbour of Barbour Vineyard Management and winemaker Philippe Melka to plant a vineyard.

The grapes for Perfect Season are meticulously grown and cultivated to the exacting standards of their winemaking and viticultural teams.  In essence, each berry used to create this wine has been personally selected.

The 2016 is opaque purple-black and sings of creme de cassis, blueberry compote, mulberries and plum pudding with touches of baking spices, mocha, black soil, sichuan pepper and hoisin plus a hint of cedar chest.  Full-bodied, rich, plush and seductive in the mouth, the palate is packed with black and blue fruit layers, finishing very long.

This might be one of the very best Cabernets to come from Knights Valley.  Only 250 cases were produced, so it won’t last long.  Reg. $149.95, call for exclusive pricing.