2016 Swagger Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Swagger [swag-er] noun 1. Confidence, pride 2. A bold, or arrogant strut 3. A prideful boasting or bragging. 

Swagger is an expression of the pride that we have in our work, in every decision and every implementation. This is what sets us apart and makes the difference between average and exceptional.  The fruit that is selected to go into Swagger is always an expression of its namesake and is proudly selected by us to be included in this bottling.

Swagger is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Eagle Summit Vineyard, clones 4 and 7 and the Redhead Vineyard, clone 685 by Thomas Brown. We use 100% French oak barrels, 80% new from Taransaud, Darnajou and Hermitage. 

The 2016 Swagger Cabernet Sauvignon is a disarmingly soothing spread of freshly picked blackberries, Herbes de Provence, and cured meat, with a dusting of cocoa powder all over sandalwood. Blackberry stains the palate while the cured meat piles on its savory contribution just before they're both inundated with herbs and spices and then truss tied with fine grained tannin. Approachable now, it will improve with a couple years in the cellar and age beautifully over the next decade or longer. DRINK/HOLD (2021 – 2031+)

Thomas Brown
Vineyard Manager
Josh Clark
Oak Profile
100% French 80% New
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Release date
Napa Valley
Eagle Summit & Red Head
Winery Retail Price
350 cases
2016 Swagger Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon