2016 Lexington Apex
The 2016 Apex is essentially the best four barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon off the property. Explosive, powerful, and tannic.
The 2016 Vintage was another drought year, with early bud-break, bloom, and veraison. Poor weather during the early bloom caused shatter and millerandage. Vine stress became an issue late in the year with many of our dry-farmed vines showing water and nutrient stress for the first time. The resulting wines are bright and energetic with mid-weight personalities. They are profoundly aromatic and balanced wines that are site expressive and pure.
Santa Cruz Mountains
Dark berry aromas are veiled in dusty minerality on the elegant nose of this bottling, alongside black olive, crushed slate and light licorice. Firm tannins frame the black-fruit and coffee-bean flavors on the palate.
Food Pairing Notes
93 points, Wine Enthusiast