Neyers Vineyards

Vintner Tales

September 4, 2019

The 2016 Neyers Ranch Cabernet Lights Up the Wine Spectator Scoreboard

by Bruce Neyers

The 2016 Neyers Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon: The Wine Spectator Scoreboard has even more good news

We continue to read good things about our 2016 Neyers Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon bottling, and the high praise that has been heaped on this wine only adds to our enthusiasm. We were especially delighted with a recent review by James Molesworth in ‘The Wine Spectator’. Here’s what he had to say:
2016 Neyers Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Neyers Ranch’
“Not shy on ripeness, with lush fig, boysenberry and blackberry notes coursing through. Well-focused, this is girded by graphite and anise details that lend form and a refined structure through the finish. Drink now through 2027. 1,027 cases made.” 91 POINTS  – James Molesworth
James’ comments will be published in the October 15, 2019 issue of ‘The Wine Spectator’. We still have stocks remaining so please contact your local Trinchero Family Estates representative for pricing and availability information in your area.

While you’re at it, don’t forget that Magnums are available. A wine with this much potential deserves to be enjoyed occasionally from a magnum – it ages longer and develops better.

We’ve included a photo of our Conn Valley Ranch Vineyard where grapes for this wine were grown. It was planted by David Abreu in 1995, using budwood taken from the John Daniels Block at Inglenook, then grafted to rootstock on his Thorvilas Vineyard. The view here is to the south, looking over our home towards Conn Creek, marked by the first tree line. The other, more detailed photo below is a grape cluster during the early days of crop set this year. Those small, BB-like pods are held closed by a thin, parchment-like covering. When dry, it falls off and the berry springs open to fertilize itself with pollen stored within the pod. It then matures into the grape we will harvest for the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon.

September 2019