Insieme Wines 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 22 months in new American / French oak Hybrid Barrels and for 24 additional months in neutral tanks. This wine is unfined and unfiltered to preserve maximum phenolic composition. It has a dark inky color with a purple hue. It is deep and concentrated. The bouquet is highly perfumed. It opens with aromas of Blackberry, Raspberry compote and Blackcurrant layered with hints of licorice and cedar. The mouthfeel is dry, medium+ viscosity with ample but smooth tannins and enough bright acidity to carry the volume. The palate opens to layers of dark cherry, blackberry jam, prune and licorice. With a little time, it opens to black olives, tobacco leaf, leather and herbs with hints of spice and truffle all while carrying the underlying fruit. The lengthy time in oak finishes with hints of toffee, cedar and vanilla.