Futo 2016 Oakville Estate

Futo 2016 Oakville Estate

Region: Oakville, Napa Valley

Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot



Futo 2016 Oakville Estate is a wine that radiates energy and vitality, showcasing a remarkable sense of completeness. Its deep and nearly opaque color immediately captures the attention, setting the stage for the captivating experience to follow. The nose reveals a mosaic of pixelated black fruit, crushed flowers, and dark mineral notes, which envelop the senses with their intensity. On the palate, this wine delivers a full-bodied experience, displaying exceptional textural depth and richness. The mid-palate bursts with flavors of black cherry, lavender, spice, and a touch of blood orange, creating a harmonious and complex profile. The layered tannins, reminiscent of pure glacial purity, contribute to the wine's structure and draw out the finish with remarkable length and finesse. The 2016 Futo is a true masterpiece that embodies the epitome of elegance and power, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Robert Parker - 98+ Points

"This wine comes from Futo's Oakville estate: six separate vineyard sites at 250 to 500 feet in elevation planted on decomposed sandstone and shale from ancient uplifted seabed. The first vintage was 2004. The 2016 Proprietary Red Estate is blended of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it slowly unfurls to offer wonderfully savory notions of smoked meats, sautéed herbs, tapenade and truffles over a core of warm cassis, blackberry pie and kirsch plus suggestions of tilled soil, fallen leaves and espresso. Medium to full-bodied and built like a brick house, the lithe, muscular fruit is tightly intertwined with loads of mineral and savory nuances plus a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and incredibly layered. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered; 658 cases were made."

Antonio Galloni - 97+ Points

"The 2016 Futo has turned out beautifully, but it is clearly an infant. Time in barrel has given the 2016 extraordinary textural finesse and sensuality to burn. Soft, silky and enveloping, the 2016 is all class. Super-ripe dark cherry, mocha, wild flowers and spice infuse this succulent, exceptionally polished wine."