The 2016 Oakville Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon is an absolute gem in this vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the upper block of Tierra Roja, and is blended with a touch of Cabernet Franc from To Kalon. It begins with absolutely gorgeous aromatics of ripe blackberries and crème de cassis, along with spring florals, loam, sweet spices, tobacco, mocha, graphite and dusty minerals which all take shape. On the palate this is full-bodied and beautifully textured, with polished tannins that are nicely integrated resulting in a gorgeous seamless quality. It continues to impress with its remarkable balance, concentration and complexity through the long velvety finish. Overall, this is a total beauty of a wine that is already showing remarkably well.