2016 Portfolio, Limited Edition

Vintage Note

We were still in the drought conditions but the generous rain in the winter and early spring helped the growing season to start early. Near-perfect weather until harvest provided balancing acidity and stellar fruit.

The Portfolio Limited Edition 2016 is a wine of beautiful richness, remarkably elegant and powerful with an undeniable balance. The initial bouquet of aromatics perfumes of rose petal, fresh wild berries is supported by hint of sage, rosemary and sweet oak spices. Juicy flavors of black currant, blackberry, fresh herbs, unfold in mesmerizing layers of complexity. The silkiness of the tannins is very attractive and charming. The mouthfeel is lifted and vibrant and finishes fresh. The flavors linger to create and enduring finish with note of minerality. Medium to full bodied.

Winemaking Note

Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Cabernet Franc 15%.

Fruit Sources: Hendry Ranch and Detert East

Age of Vines: CS 47 years and CF 37 years

Date of Harvest: September 11th and 24th

Fermentation: Fermented in 1-ton bin

Winemaking: Natural gravity flow, no fining, no filtration

Skin Contact: 42 days

Malolactic Fermentation: In barrels

Barrel Aging: 30 months in French oak barrel, 100% New

Production: 200 cases

Accolade

Wine Enthusiast

95 points & Cellar Selection

"A classically structured Bordeaux blend made by Geneviève Janssens, this vintage impresses as much as its previous colleagues. Thick tannin lies beneath complex layers of cedar, pencil shavings, raspberry and coconut, the wine lengthy and powerful. This will do well over time; enjoy best from 2026–2031." - Virginie Boone

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