The outstanding 2016 growing season was marked by hot and dry weather but no prolonged extremes or heat spikes. Our flagship wine, the 2016 ToyMaker was aged 28 months in new French oak prior to bottling and, with an 18 additional months of bottle aging prior to release, is already hitting its stride as it enters the early portion of its lengthy drinking window.
Winemaker: Martha McClellan
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
AVA: Napa Valley
Barrel aging: 28 months Taransaud French oak (100% new)
Production: 200 cases
Dark garnet-ruby in color with an expressive nose of red and black cherries, warm baking spices, and sweet oak, the 2016 ToyMaker fans out on the palate with an expansive wave of cherries, cassis, and graphite, wrapped in powerful, ripe tannins that are supple in texture and linger on an extended finish, suggesting a long life ahead for those patient enough to let some bottles rest in their cellar.
2016 TIN SOLDIER
The 2016 Tin Soldier is a barrel selection crafted and blended with the same exacting care and dedication to quality as our 2016 ToyMaker, using the same fruit, production methods, barrels, and aging regimen as our flagship wine.
2019 Tin Soldier Rosé
In certain years, when bestowed with good fortune, we have the opportunity to produce a very limited amount of rosé wine. We are pleased to offer our inaugural 2019 vintage of Tin Soldier Rosé, a versatile wine that can serve as a sumptuous precursor to an incredible bottle of ToyMaker or Tin Soldier, a delicious and delightful complement to a midday meal, or simply a refreshing and relaxing glass of fruitfulness at the end of the day. Our Tin Soldier Rosé is priced at $38/bottle and is expected to sell out quickly. Order your rosé today.
Vivid salmon color. Expressive aromas of strawberries, orange rind, and white flowers lead to deep but bright blood orange and red berry flavors, accompanied by zesty acidity, and ending with a long, mouthwatering finish. Versatile, with an ability to pair well with everything from seafood to light meats such as chicken, pork, and veal.
Toy Chest is a vertical set of all four library vintages of ToyMaker Cabernet Sauvignon made by Martha McClellan, presented in a unique, custom-made wood toy chest with hand-engraved padlock. Toys (wines) include one of each of the following:
• 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon with Nutcracker label
• 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon with Rocking Horse label
• 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon with Sailboat label
• 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon with Spinning Top label
Due to the limited supply of our library wines, only a small number of our Toy Chest were made. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis to mailing list members. Add a Toy Chest to your collection today.