2016 Rainin Vineyard Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Rainin Cabernet Sauvignon

100 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
99 Points - International Wine Report
98+ Points  - The Wine Advocate

The Rainin Vineyard, founded in 1998 by the Rainin family, is a bucolic, eight acre site located on the rugged volcanic slopes of Diamond Mountain. The vines are nestled amongst majestic pine forests and redwood groves. The family's passion for the vineyard is reflected in their philosophy, "If it's not fun, we're not doing it." We hope you share their joie de vivre as you enjoy this singular expression of Rainin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Appellation: Diamond Mountain District
Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging: 24 Months in 100% New French Oak
Winemaker: Steve Leveque

"Coming from a single vineyard in the Diamond Mountain District, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rainin Vineyard reveals a saturated purple color as well as a heavenly bouquet of blackcurrants, unsmoked tobacco, bloody meat, truffle, damp earth, and mountain scrub brush. Just incredibly complex, layered, and nuanced aromatically, the palate doesn't drop a beat and is full-bodied, incredibly concentrated, powerful, yet also seamless and weightless. Hats off to the team at Hall for this incredible wine. It's going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and will blow you away over the following 20 years or more." -- Jeb Dunnuck

"The ‘Rainin Vineyard’ is a limited-production, barrel selection wine made by HALL in their Platinum Collection. The nose is downright hedonistic in showing Turkish coffee with blueberry compote, dusty terroir, and shades of creosote that all mingle nicely in the glass. This Cabernet shows incredible decadence and a seamless quality that is hard to describe. Mocha, anise, tar, sandalwood, blueberry compote, exotic spices with shades of creme de cassis all strut their stride on this expressive palate. The length, weight and tannins structure of the wine really impresses. Outstanding in its youth, this will deliver downright hedonistic drinking enjoyment for decades. This is about as close to perfection as you can get." -- Owen Bargreen

"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rainin Vineyard leaps from the glass with vibrant blackberry pie, blueberry compote and warm cassis notes with hints of cardamom, cloves, cedar chest and tapenade plus a waft of pencil lead. Full-bodied, the palate is charged with wonderful black and blue fruit energy, framed with soft, velvety tannins and finishing long with some mineral sparks coming through." -- Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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