2016 Gist Ranch Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Gist Ranch Estate is juicy and approachable. This full-bodied Cabernet expresses dark fruits, spice, sage and tobacco.
The vineyard was densely planted in the year 2000 at elevations reaching 2300 feet above sea level, 17 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The heavily fractured, Vaqueros Sandstone soils and unique mountain micro-climate produce singular, deeply concentrated wines that demonstrate the power and elegance of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. The Gist Vineyard is farmed to organic principles with an emphasis on “Living Soils” and bio-diversity.
Santa Cruz Mountains
Dried cedar, light cola, crushed corks, wild-fennel and dark-berry aromas show on the nose of this bottling. The palate's woody frame is also bold, offering mahogany spice against sandy tannins, which wrap around the dark-fruit flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
91 points, Wine Enthusiast