Trefethen Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Halo Hillspring Vineyard Oak Knoll District 2016

A perennial winner in the Cabernet sweepstakes, Trefethen’s latest HaLo bottling again finds its accustomed place at the head of the class and ranks among the richest and deepest Napa Valley Cabernets from what is an altogether outstanding vintage. It is lavish stuff, to be sure, but it is impeccably balanced for a wine of its richness with great varietal authority, and it steps up to the plate and hits a towering home run. There is simply so much going on here that it will be hard to resist it even now, but do find a place for it well back in cellar and allow it the seven to ten years of age it deserves.