Sinegal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The Sinegal Estate and Winery is located on a historic Napa site in the heart of the St. Helena AVA, first planted to grape vines in 1881. Production has been continuous through many different generations of winemakers before the Sinegal family purchased the St. Helena property in 2013. A multi-million dollar expansion and modernization produced the first wines under the Sinegal label just a year later to enviable critical reviews and ratings. Today Sinegal produces four estate-bottled wines on 9 1/2 acres of organic vines, including: Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Owner and General Manager David Sinegal is a keen business strategist and visionary with a passion for marketing and innovation, and an unabashedly obsessive eye for detail. He is the son of James Sinegal, the founder and former CEO & President of Costco Wholesale. David worked as an executive for Costco, Frito Lay and Starbucks before moving to St. Helena, CA to purchase and establish his own winery.
David believes that in order to do anything well, one must be fully invested. That’s why he and his family now live on the Sinegal property – so he can 'sleep at the office'. Being on the estate full-time inspires David every day to create a 360-degree guest experience with exceptional wine, delicious food, and a beautiful environment.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot and 3% Malbec. It has a deep garnet-purple color and intense redcurrants, black raspberries, cassis, warm plums and kirsch with hints of violets, tobacco, forest floor and wild sage. The palate is full, firm, grainy and concentrated, finishing long and perfumed.
Jeb DunnuckThe base 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beauty that has both richness and elegance. Currants, blueberries, crushed violets, and a touch of minerality all emerge from this full-bodied, voluptuous, weight less 2016 that has the purity, freshness of the vintage front and center. 93-95+