Ovid Hexameter Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

$350

99 Points - limited                                                                     Ovid makes one of Napa Valley's most sought after Cabernets. Limited. 99 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "In the same ballpark as the 2015, the 2016 Hexameter (55% Cabernet Franc, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a splash of Merlot) is similarly inky colored and has heavenly notes of black raspberries, cassis, violets, and forest floor. This full-bodied, absolutely riveting 2016 has ultra-fine tannins, is perfectly balanced, no hard edges, and a purity of fruit that’s hard to describe. It’s another legendary wine from this team. Give bottles another 2-3 years and it will knock your socks off over the following 10-15 years" 98 Points Robert Parker: "Blended of 55% Cabernet Franc, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Hexameter leaps from the glass with bold Black Forest cake, cassis and redcurrant jelly scents with suggestions of candied violets, pencil lead, oolong tea and cumin seed with a touch of cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals loads of red and black fruit layers beautifully laced with exotic spices and floral fragrances, framed by super ripe, super fine-grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long...."With the Cabernet Franc being so beautiful, it was hard for us to ignore,” said Ovid’s winemaker, Austin Peterson, of the winery’s concept behind the creation of Hexameter. In 2006 Ovid was mainly Cabernet Franc; after that it was decided that in exceptional years for the grape, they would make Hexameter. “Hexameter is another expression of the estate," Peterson says. “Both Ovid and Hexameter express the site in very compelling ways." Winemaker Notes:  The unrushed extravagance of the 2016 growing season finds full expression in the Ovid Hexameter. Opulent notes of Rainier cherry, violets, fresh blackberry, and plum mingle serenely with aromas of dark chocolate, molasses and pencil shavings. Round and resonant, this wine captures the undeniable deliciousness of this spectacular vintage.

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Ratings on Delectable

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

Wow, very nice. Classic Napa.

Wow, very nice. Classic Napa.

Spencer Morris

55% cab franc 45% cab sav. Soft, easy to drink, defined flavor profile, generally tasty.

55% cab franc 45% cab sav. Soft, easy to drink, defined flavor profile, generally tasty.

9.0

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