Yao Ming HomePort California Dessert Wine 2016

Deep purple color and rich hue.  The nose is succulent and shows layers of fruit flavors.  Blueberry, rich strawberry and red currant notes are apparent.  Soft notes of vanilla and violet and toast provide aromatic richness.  The texture is supple yet juicy to show off the 2016 vintage.  The palate is lush with long core texture.  Pure viscosity.  Aging- you may want to leave a bottle for your grandchildren!

Tasting notes

Deep purple color and rich hue.  The nose is succulent and shows layers of fruit flavors.  Blueberry, rich strawberry and red currant notes are apparent.  Soft notes of vanilla and violet and toast provide aromatic richness.  The texture is supple yet juicy to show off the 2016 vintage.  The palate is lush with long core texture.  Pure viscosity.  Aging- you may want to leave a bottle for your grandchildren!

Vineyards

Vineyards range from cool mountainside sites in south Napa Valley and to our Sonoma Ranch in Dry Creek Valley.  We hand tend all vines in individual vineyard block.

Harvest Information

Late October 2016.  Grapes were harvested at an average of 32.4° Brix.

Winemaking

All our fruit is hand sorted and fully destemmed to small stainless-steel tanks with no crushing.  Cold soaks (5-7 days), warm fermentations (85-90°), and moderate pumpovers (twice a day or less) were done this year in order to express the 2016 vintage.  Total skin contact ranged from 19-34 days with all fermentations being carefully basket pressed and put to barrel on full fermentation lees for ML.  Wine was fortified at 9% RS.  Racking was twice per year with only one assemblage being done to allow the blend to 'marry' in barrel.  Native yeast and ML used with only small lots conducted using cultured Bordeaux isolates.

Varietal Composition

33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Zinfandel, 30% Syrah.

Cooperate & Aging

75% new barrel; 100% French oak.  Total time in barrel: 23 months.

Bottling & Production

September 2018. 75 cases produced.  These are 500ml bottles.

Technical Information
  • pH: 3.75
  • TA: 5.6 g/L
  • Alcohol: 18.8%
 
Release Date

Holidays 2018

YMHPCADW16_1X500
@ $75