2016 OKD THREE
Our O·K·D series allows us to present a unique wine each year drawing from some of our favorite vineyard blocks. The specific blend, which can include any combination of the five major red Bordeaux varieties, changes each year depending on the qualities of that vintage. Each vintage is different and each is delectable!
50% Petit Verdot
43% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Cabernet Franc
- Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
100% Main Ranch
- September 13-October 19
- 22 Months, 68% new
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Much of our winter rain came late, with almost 12 inches in March alone. With a very warm spring, the vines were running about three weeks early heading into the summer months. July and August were cooler than average, with foggy mornings, mild sunny afternoons and no severe heat spells. Vineyard temperatures rose again in September and harvest dates were early by about two weeks. The heat in the spring and again in the fall provided welcome bookends to the mild summer. The grapes benefited from increased hang time and showed fantastic character development.The Wine
With this vintage, Petit Verdot is the star offering dark fruit flavors and strong tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon adds complexity and more structure while Cabernet Franc brings the peppery spice notes.Food Affinities
Delicious with duck, grilled chicken, sausage, tomato-based pastas and paella.