2016 FISTICUFFS NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine lovers triumph anytime a proven hundred-point winemaker sets their sights on creating an incredible value wine. Fisticuffs dominates the value cabernet category and has been doing so for years. It’s a project made by Rob Lawson, who throughout his career has helped craft icons Bryant Family, Colgin, Ghost Block, and Pahlmeyer, to name just a few… He’s also responsible for helping shape the 2007 Kapcscandy Grand Vin which scored a perfect 100 Points from Robert Parker. The 2016 vintage of Fisticuffs performs well above its weight class and dances inside a tightly wound core that’s embedded with black chocolates, wild blue and blackberry fruit, blackcurrants, espresso roast and cedar spice. At under forty per bottle, this is pound for pound one of the best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.
Conditioned for 22 months in French oak, this classic Napa Valley Cabernet was built from a collection of carefully chosen vineyard sites throughout Napa Valley. The composition of each growing site offers a picturesque interpretation of the well-rounded vintage and Napa Valley terroir. The wine is beautifully complex, supple in texture and displays tremendous length. It’s such a fantastic value that the mere 600 cases produced won’t be enough to satisfy demand for long.
2016 FISTICUFFS “NAPA VALLEY” CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Winery Notes: “The 2016 Fisticuffs is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet with a touch of Merlot, Petite Sirah and Petite Verdot. Aromas of rose petal, spice, and dark chocolate complement a mouth coating palate of vine ripened blackberry, black cherry and baked raspberry. The tannins are firm yet subtle and expansive. A nice lingering acidity keep the palate fresh and slowly yields to sweet mocha and candied nuts on the finish.”