The release of the 2016 Owner’s Blend comes on the heels of the successful inauguration of the 2015 vintage in honor of our 25th anniversary in 2018. Originally created to commemorate our milestone year, this limited-edition wine was so well received that we decided to make another!
“The Owner’s Blend certainly ranks among our favorite wines we have ever produced throughout our 26 years in Napa Valley and we are incredibly grateful for your continued interest in our labor of love.”-Rich and Leslie Frank
Offering elegance, complexity, richness, and long-term ageability, the 2016 Owner’s Blend is an exemplary representation of the Rutherford vineyards from which it comes from. The inclusion of 16% Cabernet Franc adds beautiful aromas of blackberry blossom and red currants. Balanced and rich in the mouth, its notes of cassis liqueur, dark chocolate, and leather are stunning. The finish is round and refined and will continue to develop and age gracefully in magnum for three decades or more.
The near-perfect 2016 growing season was cooler on average than the previous three. We experienced ideal weather conditions throughout the season with mild temperatures during the day and cooler nights. No significant heat spikes took place in the final ripening stages, yet fruit came in all at once and wrapped up before the valley’s first significant rainstorm in mid-October. As a whole, 2016 delivered outstanding quality with an expressive fruit character.
“Very elegantly styled with layer upon layer of perfumed fruits and a seamless frame of ripe, plush tannins and background of freshness, finishing very long.” 97+ Points-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
Only 160 cases of Owner’s Blend magnums were handcrafted in 2016. We expect this wine to sell out just as quickly as the 2015. This limited-production wine is available on our website for one week only, so we encourage you to place your order as soon as possible to have the greatest opportunity to secure your allotment.