2016 Santo Stefano Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
In 1986, Stefano and Maddalena Riboli began farming a small,16-acre vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley’s Rutherford appellation. Located along the Silverado Trail, the site was chosen for its rich, clay-loam soils and gentle slope. A temperate climate of warm days and cool nights provide the long growing season necessary for full maturation of flavors and aromas. In 2001, comprehensive replanting focused on new French clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The vineyard is ideal for the production of structured, full-bodied wines.
Santo Stefano Cabernet Sauvignon is a mouth-filling wine with a smooth texture and soft tannins. Enticing aromas of vanilla and spice are followed by ripe flavors of blackberry, currant, and black cherry. The finish shows hints of bittersweet chocolate. Within each handcrafted bottle, we celebrate the achievements of our family and all the pioneers of the California wine industry.