A row of barrels in the Relic cave.

2016 Simmons Canyon

The 2016 Simmons Canyon is dark as night with a vibrant ruby edge. The wine shows deep aromatics of boysenberry, plum tart, creosote, white pepper, 5 spice, dark chocolate and bourbon vanilla that fill the glass. On the palate there is amplitude galore, with a layered, unctuous texture and fine tannins providing a framework, which allows the exotic, complex and intense flavors to gain shape and last on the soaring finish.

  • 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Petite Sirah, 10% Grenache, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Carignane, 2% Charbono
  • Aged for 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons, 45% new
  • All varietals are sourced from our growers along Pickett Road in Calistoga, which follows the Simmons Canyon Alluvial Fan: Alfred Frediani Vineyard, Kenefick Ranch, and Frediani Vineyards
  • Soils range from young decomposed rock from the Cortina series at Alfred Frediani Vineyard, to extremely gravelly Bale loam of volcanic origin at Frediani Vineyards at the end of the alluvial fan
  • 120 magnums produced
  • MicroLot Club Wine
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