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Dark Night of the Soul Napa Valley 2016

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CWA97+

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $125.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97+ Points
“Deep garnet-purple colored, this majestic new release offers up a plethora of fresh and well balanced fruit flavors including blueberries, crushed blackcurrants and hints of of lavender, violets, and stargazer lilies on the bouquet. The velvety smooth and rich texture features fine tannins, spectacular depth of dark fruit flavors, and a lengthy finish (45 seconds long) that bodes well for enjoyment for the next 5-7+ years. We were immediately captivated by the fineness of the tannins on the finish as they glide effortlessly along, extremely pleasing with a steak tonight. Enjoy tonight (decanting recommended) through 2028. Bravo!” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Dark Night of the Soul is an homage to the sixteenth century Spanish mystic John of the Cross and his seminal composition which postulates that our passage through the dark night sets us free from all that hinders us from living a whole and holy life. 
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97+ Points
“Deep garnet-purple colored, this majestic new release offers up a plethora of fresh and well balanced fruit flavors including blueberries, crushed blackcurrants and hints of of lavender, violets, and stargazer lilies on the bouquet. The velvety smooth and rich texture features fine tannins, spectacular depth of dark fruit flavors, and a lengthy finish (45 seconds long) that bodes well for enjoyment for the next 5-7+ years. We were immediately captivated by the fineness of the tannins on the finish as they glide effortlessly along, extremely pleasing with a steak tonight. Enjoy tonight (decanting recommended) through 2028. Bravo!” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Dark Night of the Soul is an homage to the sixteenth century Spanish mystic John of the Cross and his seminal composition which postulates that our passage through the dark night sets us free from all that hinders us from living a whole and holy life. 



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Dumas

Vineyard Designate

AVA Coombsville

Region Napa Valley