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2016 Captûre "Innovant" Alexander Valley Bordeaux Blend (Previously $50)

SKU #1512335 95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark It’s a beautiful bottle of wine that has loads of blue fruits, violets, and subtle earthy minerality as well as medium to full body, incredibly polished tannins, and a great finish. Inner quote mark (6/2019)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2016 Red Wine Innovant is made up of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, aged 20 months in 45% new French oak. It has a deep ruby color opens with cassis, grilled beef, black plum, Morello cherries, cedar and bay leaf touches with a classy framing of new oak spice plus violet hints. Medium to full-bodied, it's plush and intense with a frame of finely grained, ripe tannins and seamlessly woven freshness, finishing long. (EB) Inner quote mark (12/2019)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Red Wine Innovant, Captûre's Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend, is a bold, punchy wine. Bright red cherry, red plum, chocolate, leather, licorice and spice are all pushed forward. Racy and succulent to the core, the Innovant has so much to offer. (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

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By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/12/2020 | Send Email
Owing partly due to its comparative youth, this is definitely the most powerful, and richest of the Capture wines we have offered thus far. The stunning 2013 and 2014 Harmonie bottlings that we offered previously (and are close to sold) were mostly Cabernet Franc and quite "Bordeaux like" more savory and elegant. The 2016 Capture Innovant is much more like a powerful mountain fruit Cab from Napa Valley...Howell Mountain perhaps. Very inky and concentrated in the glass, bold aromas of black and blue fruit, blackcurrant, damson preserve, graphite, singed cedar, and crushed rock. Medium to full bodied with an impressive array of fine yet grippy tannins. This really makes and impact, the fruit is pure and beautifully enhanced by some nuances of oak spice and char. This is polished and richly fruited enough to drink now even while the structure is quite apparent, however, I think it's best days lay ahead of it if you can resist the youthful exuberance and primary appeal I believe this will develop very nicely in the cellar also. We have an exceptional, winery direct price on these and they drink WAY beyond this price point.

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