The 2016 Madden Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon opens with its hallmark fresh blackberry note, complimented by heady five spice, black plum, vanilla bean and woodsmoke aromas. Take a sip, and you’ll encounter spicy, grippy tannins, a velvety body, and a core of acidity. This trifecta suggests that the wine will continue to grace agefully for years to come, and that its current profile of clove, chocolate hazelnut, and young fruit flavors will evolve further. We suggest that fans of Madden Ranch Vineyard pick up an extra bottle or two: this is the highest scoring vintage in this wine’s history, but it is also its final vintage at Darcie Kent Vineyards, as we transition to our estate Bings Barn Cabernet Sauvignon. Cellar up until 2026.