Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Mark Beringer

SOURCING 100% Steinhauer Ranch, Howell Mountain

VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINIFICATION Aged 20 months in 100% French oak (60% new)

Steinhauer Ranch Vineyard Notes

Beringer’s Steinhauer Ranch, renamed in 2003 to honor the winery’s long-time vineyard manager, Bob Steinhauer,  lies just northeast of the town of Angwin, at about 1800 feet elevation.  Its soil is volcanic with a richly red color and the texture is friable and loose.  When Beringer first planted the vineyard, the distinctive character of the grapes was immediately evident, and it was selected as a regular part of the Private Reserve blend beginning in the 1993 vintage.  Robust tannins and an earthy finish make this a superlative display of Howell Mountain fruit. The 2016 Steinhauer Ranch was aged for 20 months in 60% new French oak barrels. Careful attention is paid to vineyard blocks, which are kept separate and vinified with a goal of extracting maximum flavor.