2016 Parallel Black Diamond Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Philippe Melka's Tasting Notes

"The 2016 Black Diamond Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of creme de cassis, licorice and mocha. On the palate, this wine has excellent acidity with bright cherry, red cassis and chocolate complemented by a velvety texture and lengthy tannins. Well-integrated French Oak lends subtle vanilla and toasty notes. Very vibrant and layered."

94+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

"Lots of tobacco leaf, damp earth, chocolate, and coffee notes as well as a rich core of black and blue fruits emerge from the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Limelight, which is full-bodied, concentrated, and structured on the palate. It has a touch more tannins than the Eclipse cuvee and is going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age. It's another terrific wine from this estate."

94 Points - Wine Advocate

"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Black Diamond Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 'Limelight' is a little closed to begin, giving way to creme de cassis, black forest cake, licorice, earth and cigar box with violet wafts. The palate is full-bodied, firm and grainy with a good intensity of black fruits, finishing long and earthy. Drink date 2018 - 2034."

90 Points - James Suckling

"This offers a rich, slightly spicy and tarry nose with a wealth of ripe red plums and blackberries. Essence-like concentration and ripeness on the palate and a soft, fruity finish. Drink now."

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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 27 & October 5, 2016
100% French Oak
25 days in Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
June 4, 2018
Alcohol %
Wine Advocate
Wine Profile
283 cases

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Tom Talbot
(Jul 19, 2021 at 7:39 AM)
This truly an amazing wine. It so fun to serve it to friends and see their expressions, they love it. One of my favorite wines in the cellar

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