A classically-styled round, supple and sleek red blend 2016 Caravan highlights Cabernet Sauvignon blended with equal proportions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The resulting profile is ripe and decadent with palate-pleasing notes of juicy plum, raspberry and flourless chocolate cake. Cabernet Sauvignon, the lion's share of the blend, adds layers of complexity and an ideal balance between sweet and savory elements. Its supple yet firm and polished tannin is complemented by dark, spicy notes of black currant and cinnamon; Caravan has a youthful energy that would reward several years of aging.
Solidly built, with a beam of cassis and blackberry notes racing through, lined with sweet tobacco, savory and sage hints. Shows ample toast on the finish, with a violet detail imparting lift and ample fruit persisting. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2020 through 2028.