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2016 Saint Helena Winery Sympa Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8010251 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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I8017622 1 $68 Dec 5, 2021
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93+ The Wine Advocate

...revealing crushed black cherries, warm plums and blackcurrant cordial notes plus touches of oolong tea and cigar box with a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it has a beautiful, fine-grained texture and plenty of freshness framing the vibrant fruit, finishing long and layered.

93Wine Spectator

...core of steeped red and black currant fruit...extra layers of espresso, tobacco and loam.

93Jeb Dunnuck

Blackcurrants, tobacco, chocolate, and a touch of damp earth...fleshy, ripe, flamboyant beauty offering full-bodied richness, sweet tannins, and a big finish.

90James Suckling

...elegant freshness on the nose and palate... Ripe plums hold long and even.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.