The 2016 Crown Point Estate Selection exhibits a heady aromatic array of baking spices, ripe red and black fruits, with deep intonations of earth and minerals. The palate is elegant and bright, with appealing acids and nuanced notes of savory mocha and dried herbs. Polished and seamless, the tannins finish with a comet-like trail of textural opulence highlighted by glossy flavors of baked berry pie and warm toast. Recommended drinking window: now through 2030s.
100% Estate Grown, Produced & Bottled
75% Cabernet Sauvignon / 10% Merlot / 6% Petit Verdot / 6% Cabernet Franc / 3% Malbec
97 POINTS FROM WINE ENTHUSIAST
There's an impressive amount of complexity on the nose of this bottling, from crushed graphite and concentrated black strawberry to cinnamon pastry, licorice and a brush of herbs. The sip is intense, with leathery but chiseled tannins presenting flavors of charred black currant, licorice, black olive, dried flower and white pepper. - Reviewed by Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast