2016 Portfolio "Limited Edition" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1552677 95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A classically structured Bordeaux blend made by Geneviève Janssens, this vintage impresses as much as its previous colleagues. Thick tannin lies beneath complex layers of cedar, pencil shavings, raspberry and coconut, the wine lengthy and powerful. *Cellar Selection* (VB) Inner quote mark (10/2020)

93 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Made by Geneviève and Luc Janssens, the 2016 Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc that spent 30 months in French oak. Revealing a dense purple color as well as Old World notes of dark currants, tobacco, chocolate, and spring flowers, this rich, medium to full-bodied effort has ripe tannins, a rounded, elegant texture, and a great finish. It shows the classic, balanced style of this vintage nicely. It's terrific today yet should evolve for 15-20 years as well. Inner quote mark (1/2021)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This tilts more toward the Cabernet Franc side of the ledger than Cabernet Sauvignon, offering a mix of steeped plum, cassis and tobacco leaf notes, along with hints of smoldering alder and warm loam. Delivers heft, but shows the cut and definition for balance. Grippy, but without the vintage's rusticity. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. (JM) Inner quote mark (11/2020)

K&L Notes

Founded in 1998, Portfolio is the private wine label for none other than Geneviève Janssens, the director of winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery since 1997. Prior to that she was the director of production at Opus One for nearly a decade. She has received many accolades over her years, including "Winemaker of the Year," "Best Woman Winemaker," as well as the prestigious "Croix d'Officier dans l'Ordre du Merite Agricole" from the French government. The wines have always been highly allocated with very limited production. The fruit is sourced from Hendry Ranch Vineyard Block 8 (planted in 1974) and the Detert East Vineyard located in Oakville. It too was planted in the 1970s and is believed to produce some of Napa Valley's finest Cabernet Franc. The wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. It is aged in 100% new French oak. Only 200 cases produced.


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