2016 Priest Ranch Coach Gun
The fruit for our 2016 Coach Gun was handpicked, sorted, and fermented naturally, then aged for 24 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Our winemaking team refined the blend for the first year of aging, and the final wine was determined just months before bottling. The final blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec and 15% Petit Verdot.
The 2016 vintage was a classic, near-perfect growing season with warm days and cool nights. The mild summer and warm weather after verasion caused the fruit to develop with good balance, great flavors, bright acidity, and mature, well-developed tannins.