2016 Pellet Estate Henry's Reserve, Pellet Vineyard

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Our Reserve wine is unique every year. We let each season, each barrel, each varietal guide us in crafting this rare blend. Our approach differentiates from what most people expect from a Reserve wine – rather than the best lots of a single varietal or extra care for designated barrels – ours is driven by what nature and vinification techniques result from each year. We exist to make great wine, therefore all of our lots are made with the utmost quality at our disposal – we treat every drop the same. It’s the standout barrels and varietals that rise above all expectations each year, from which we select pay close attention to, when blending the reserve program, only yielding about a single barrel or two. This is Henry’s Reserve – the constant pursuit of the most authentic expression, each year, from what fruit this historic vineyard provides us. It never will be, nor is meant to be, the same.

95 – “Pellet's 2016 Henry's Reserve is a total knock-out. Dark, rich and explosive, with tremendous depth, the 2016 is a wine of real depth and character. It needs a few years to fully come together, but there is a lot to look forward to. Black cherry, mocha, espresso and licorice flesh out as this dark mysterious Cabernet gradually shows off its considerable charms.” – Anthony Galloni, Vinous Media

 95 - "The 2016 Red Blend Henry's Reserve is a deep, richer wine and offers a saturated purple color as well as beautiful notes of crème de cassis, crushed violets, graphite, and spicy oak. It's rich, medium to full-bodied, seamless, and elegant on the palate, with the purity of this great vintage front and center. It's a beautiful bottle of wine that will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for two decades.– Jeb Dunnuck,

 95 - "Deep ruby color; mineral, spice and earth nose; silky and velvety texture; juicy, focused and elegant; complex. tangy and stylish; another stunner from this under the radar winery.” – Anthony Dias Blue, The SOMM Journal, The TASTING PANEL, Blue Lifestyle

92 – “There’s a richly succulent edge to the ripe red plums here, as well as sweetly spiced oak notes. The palate has a brashly modern feel with plenty of blueberry and cassis flavors. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling,


2016 Composition 86% Cabernet Sauvignon
14% Merlot