2016 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Steltzner Vineyard Stags Leap Napa Valley $125

Location + Pedigree + Mike Smith! This bench land gem is nestled up next to the Vaca Mountain range and is located in the heart & soul of the Stags Leap District. Classic dark Cabernet Sauvignon with secondary notes of cassis and graphite are the gateway to deep and intricate layers. This wine is powerful and elegant, combining into a delightful dance of pure Stags Leap fruit with the power you expect from Myriad. Predominately blue fruits with plush tannins intermingle with anise and voluminous textures. The finish is long and has more details than you can count, making this wine is an intriguing and intellectual journey. Age for 3-8 years for the structure to smooth out and introduce added pliancy and complexity. It is a true honor to be able to produce a Napa Valley Cabernet with so much pedigree.