2016 ToyMaker Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Wine, Napa Valley, California, made by winemaker Martha McClellan of Sloan Estate, Checkerboard Vineyards, Levy & McClellan, and formerly of Harlan Estate. Best Napa Valley Grand Cru red wines.

2016 TOYMAKER

CABERNET SAUVIGNON | NAPA VALLEY | RED WINE

Our Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon Made By Martha McClellan

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)

Alc.: 15.1%

Production: 200 cases


Tasting Notes: 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 by ToyMaker Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Wine, Napa Valley, California, made by winemaker Martha McClellan of Sloan Estate, Checkerboard Vineyards, Levy & McClellan, and formerly of Harlan Estate. Best Napa Valley Grand Cru red wines.

2016 TIN SOLDIER

CABERNET SAUVIGNON | NAPA VALLEY | RED WINE

Our Playful Second Label Made By Martha McClellan

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.


Winemaker: Martha McClellan

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)

AVA: Napa Valley

Barrel aging: 28 months Taransaud French oak (100% new)

Alc.: 15.1%

Production: 50 cases


Notes: Rich black berries, dark fruit with the brightness of cassis, underlined by the boast of a powerful body and mid-palate that evolves to the velvety expression of richness in tannins and an ongoing depth and extension in finish.