Scattered Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Scattered Peaks offers intense black and red fruit aromas bolstered by hints of anise. On the palate, dark brooding fruit flavors of black cherry and cassis mingle with essence of black licorice and violets as well as dark cocoa notes. Firm and silky tannins and a touch of vanilla support the long, lingering finish of this classic Napa Valley Cabernet.
Scattered Peaks is an elevated spin on Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon carefully curated and elegantly crafted by wine industry icon, Derek Benham and legendary Napa Valley Winemaker, Joel Aiken, formerly of BV (Beaulieu Vineyards). Leveraging their deep passion for – and long history within – the California wine industry, Derek and Joel curate superior fruit from coveted regions throughout Napa Valley. Their plunder is then aged in carefully curated oak barrels and artfully blended to achieve the high levels of quality and experience.
Scattered Peaks is a creative marriage of Derek’s greatest loves: surfing, skiing and wine. A powerful triple-entendre, the term ‘Scattered Peaks’ refers to a surfing condition when waves approaching the shore split, creating different wave peaks. Secondly, the term signifies the many snowy peaks around the world that Benham has conquered with unmatched enthusiasm. Finally, ‘Scattered Peaks’ refers to their vineyard sources dotted across the world-renowned Napa Valley.
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Bottle ShopThis gorgeous wine is deep garnet-purple colored, leaps boldly from the glass with crème de cassis, blueberry pie, and cherry scents with a touch of chocolate. Full, rich and opulent, it has a plush texture and tons of forward spicy fruit which weave a beautifully crafted finish of mocha and tannin. From former B.V. winemaker Joel Akin who made that wine for 25 plus years!
The Tasting PanelDeep berry color; brisk and juicy with articulated notes of plum and spice. Tangy, deep, and balanced with excellent length.