2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, E.J. Church
The E.J. Church is the barrel select representation of best blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon from our Mayacamas Estate ranch. This elegant ageworthy wine has a rich nose of black cherry, plum, cocoa and a hint of dried bay leaf. On the palate, French oak is balanced by the fresh, natural acidity and round tannins definitive of our mountain blocks. – Justin Carr
An early bud break, wet spring soils, and a long growing season produced a vintage with excellent quality. A wet spring started fast and rapid growth was met with average summer temperatures, which slowed development and reduced yields. The result was a moderate crop of well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest.
Food Pairing Notes
LMR grass-fed beef, lamb or roasted game