2016 Krupp Brothers M5 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley California USA
The 2016 M5 has an inky violet hue and aromas of black cherry, boysenberry, cedar and Chinese five spice interlaced with notes of sage. Richly opulent with a lush entry and creamy texture, this full-bodied wine envelops the palate in luscious black plum, ripe black currants, clove and caramel with a sprinkle of white pepper on the luxurious finish. Pair with New York steak in sage butter or roasted rosemary garlic rack of lamb.
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon M5 Stagecoach Vineyard slips effortlessly, sensuously out of the glass with a gorgeous perfume of baking spices, candied violets, dark chocolate and menthol with a core of crème de cassis, cigar box and warm plums plus a waft of truffles. Full-bodied and laden with generous black fruit preserves and fragrant earth layers, it has a solid foundation of firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and layered.
Rated 98 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate