The grapes for the 2016 Privé are a blend of two vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from the eastern hills above Stags Leap where the grapes sit above the fog line and maintain their vibrancy. The Merlot is from a vineyard in the Oak Knoll district where the grapes fully ripen without excessive alcohol.The 2016 Privé opens with cherry blossom floral notes and a hint of cocoa. Cherry and cassis flavors are layered with plum, boysenberry, and nuances of oak. The palate is round and rich with fine-grained tannins and a long, lingering finish.