2016 Rabicano, Deux Chevaux Vineyard

2016 Rabicano, Deux Chevaux Vineyard
Wine Specs
Harvest Date
October 2016
19 months in 60% new French Oak
Bottling Date
June 2018
Alcohol %

2016 Rabicano, Deux Chevaux Vineyard

Tamber Bey's estate-grown Bordeaux-blend wine, Rabicano (pronounced Rab-i-kawno), is a masterful blend that exhibits the unique traits of the Deux Chevaux Vineyard, a strong core of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with the bolstering power of Petit Verdot and the aromatics of Cabernet Franc. Planted in 2002, This was Tamber Bey’s original blend that inspired three other blends: Sabino, Tovero and Vermejo. 

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The power of this wine comes from the Cabernet Sauvignon, which is softened by the addition of Merlot, most notably in the aromatics. The combination of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec all connect to layer the varietals and make this wine very approachable early on in its life.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Deux Chevaux Vineyard is a 60-acre vineyard situated in the Yountville Appellation, northeast of the town of Yountville. The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Chardonnay. Deux Chevaux is French for “two horses,” the namesake of Tamber Bey.
Production Notes
69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec.
875 cases produced.