Futo OV/SL 2016
The FUTO 2016 OV/SL showcases the synergy of our two estate properties. At its core are co-fermentations of fruit from these hillsides that we believe are perfect foils for one another. Oakville is imposing and impressive with its broad-shouldered stature, while Stags Leap is a timeless beauty with classic proportions. This wine is proof that 1+1 can equal 3. Plush with crystallized purple fruit and seemingly endless layers with chiseled florals and complex mineral stain lending to its poise and finesse. This mix of fruit and perfume will be a thrill ride either old or young. 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot 686 Cases.
98 Points Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Points Wine Advocate
It's a story of true beauty and passion. On the western hillsides of Oakville, Napa Valley, lies FUTO Estate. Nestled in gently rolling hillsides between the valley floor and the Mayacamas Mountains, Tom and Kyle Futo began their winery in 2002. They expanded their estate vineyard holdings with the purchase of a picturesque property in Stags Leap District where their Cabernet vines grow on volcanic rock outcroppings. They believe the pinnacle of wine quality comes from hand farming hillside vineyards. The extra effort it takes is justified at every harvest. Their vineyard management is 100% in-house, and they feel this is the best way to not only achieve consistency, but to also improve with every vintage. Their attention to every tiny detail is astounding. Their winery is a stunning example of artistic form that is perfectly functional. Small tanks for fermenting separate vineyard lots sit above the cellar rooms where the free run juice is fed by gravity through their minimal intervention winemaking process. No detail was overlooked in producing these world-class wines, and they are a treat to any collector's cellar. We're proud to offer these four 2016 FUTO Estate red wines.