TNV Mario's Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
September 8 – October 26, 2016
20 months in French oak [60% new]
Mario’s Vineyard, St. Helena: Named for founder Mario Trinchero, this rare jewel of a site surrounds our winery in St. Helena, along a narrow, 13-acre stretch of the valley floor formed by river erosion. Its northwest exposure, coupled with a mix of gravel, loam and alluvial soils, makes Mario’s Vineyard ideally suited for opulent Cabernet Sauvignon with impressive structure and velvety tannins. Central Park West Vineyard, St. Helena: A nod to our family’s roots in New York City, our Central Park West Vineyard rests on the valley floor at the southern end of the St. Helena appellation. This 22- acre site, with its ample sunshine and deep loam and alluvial soils, is well-suited for growing classic red Bordeaux varieties. Planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc, this vineyard produces decadent wines with layer upon layer of complex flavors.
The growing season was nearly picture perfect in 2016. It started early and saw ideal weather conditions throughout. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness.
The 2016 Mario’s Cabernet Sauvignon is lush, with aromas and flavors of dark cherries, mocha, chocolate, and raspberry jam. On the palate, the wine is soft and youthful, with lovely polished tannins and a lingering, silky finish.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon