CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016
Proprietor-négociants, Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister work with a handful of California's most respected grape growers and wineries selecting the finest rows, plots, barrels, and lots from each vintage. They strive to blend these selections into finished wines which carefully balance ripeness and acidity to achieve both regional typicity and unique, expressive flavor profiles.
The source of our 2016 rations was small, hand-tended vineyard plots renowned for producing fruit with the essential qualities to make a deep and complex wine with acid and tannins that will preserve it for decades.
This wine was aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks and once-used French oak barrels.
The 2016 Ministry of the Vinterior Cabernet Sauvignon broods a deep burgundy color with flirty purple undertones. The nose is inviting with red currants, blackberries and a hint of blackberry. In the mouth, the wine reveals a sexy mix of black cherries, blackberries, pipe smoke and espresso tightly woven into a matrix of supple and broad tannins that layer the flavors densely and persistently on the tongue. The finish reveals a light touch of vanilla and caramel oak, lingering with a silkiness that invites another sip.
Try this stunning Cab with a pan seared skirt steak served with garlic roasted potatoes and a wilted spinach salad with bacon.
MINISTERS OF WINEMAKING
Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister.