2016 Flying Lady Cabernet
Tasting Notes: Flying Lady’s 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from the L’Attitude Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District captures the essence of this incredible vintage. A cooler August extended the growing season and let the grapes develop slowly which produced a highly aromatic wine. It’s loaded with dark current and plum fruits framed in sweet spices—it’s raw power meets pure elegance. This vintage lets savory and mineral notes peek through, giving it great clarity. Look for this wine to put on even more weight as it ages and be a great addition to your cellar whether you choose to hold or drink soon.
Vintner Notes: The Flying Lady team is comprised of founders David and Zach Nassar, and Winemaker Ross Bentley. David and Zach created Flying Lady as a continuation of their sense of curiosity, exploration, and adventure. Ross brings years of experience with cult brands and a philosophy of balance to each wine. The team seeks out the best of Napa Valley, including the Oak Knoll and Spring Mountain Districts. They strive to craft wines exhibiting a deft balance of minerality, acidity, and structure, while remaining fully expressive of the soil and vines from which they came. Specific vineyard selections, coupled with strict vineyard practices, wise pick decisions, and meticulous winemaking methods, result in wines with amazing color, soft tannins, and bright lively acidity that leave an amazing finish while maintaining complexity. Each bottle is graced by the Flying Lady— the protector of the adventurer’s soul—who has been seen throughout time as the powerful yet graceful figurehead adorning vessels exploring the unknown on land, sea, and air. Given the founder's passion for adventure and aviation, she was a fitting icon choice.