Elegant soft gold color. The nose is complex and shows layers of citrus, tree fruits and tropical notes. Aromas lead with lemon drop, green apple. There is a floral note of fresh Jasmine with papaya core. The texture is crisp with delightful acidity and captures the texture of Pinot Noir.
Appearance exhibits a deep ruby garnet hue. Aromas are layered with berry and flavors of cherry, cassis and violet. There is a core minerality with lavender tones. The oak is well integrated and has nice toasty aromas with hints of vanilla and wild sage. On the palate the wine is lush and firm but also has mature long tannins and supple texture.
Yao Family Wines is proud to release our 2016 YAO MING Family Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the highest expression of Cabernet we produce. The 2016 is a gorgeous, balanced and refined reflection of one of Napa's finest vintages, and perhaps our most widely-acclaimed bottling to date.