Halpin Red Wine Napa Valley 2016 | Napa 2016 Greatness in a Bottle!
Halpin Red Wine Napa Valley 2016 presents deep ruby. Showing upfront red fruit and cinnamon spice, hinting at forest floor and new wood cedar notes. Silky and satiny with generous black cherry, boysenberry, blue fruit notes with a touch of pastis or creme de cassis. Caramel and roasted coffee beans round out a cocoa-dusted finish. Drink now to 2026.
Napa 2016 – It’s the Real Deal
The Big Three all came to the same consensus that the 2016 vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines from Napa Valley is extraordinary. The Advocate wrote, “2016 was not just a great year for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. So, there are many amazing Cabernet Francs and Merlots to be found too, possessing wonderful elegance and perfumes. While Wine Spectator noted that “2016 extends a run of exceptional years for Cabernet Sauvignon. And Vinous called the wines, “viscerally thrilling,” courtesy of a “captivating vintage from top to bottom. And note that some bottles are “destined to become icons.”
“Halpin,” the auspicious brand that launched at a Napa Valley dinner party. And this Halpin Red Wine Napa Valley 2016 is squarely in the running for the vintage’s iconic red blend.
Winemaker Ry Richards
Working in a wine shop stocking shelves sparked Ry’s interest in wine. So wanting to know more about what was in the boxes sitting in the back room tasting at any available opportunity. Then he went off to college (UCLA if you really want to know) and thought about going to med school, but wine beckoned.
Through good timing and a bit of luck, Ry got an internship at William Harrison Winery. There working with their winemaker and a consultant named Phillip Titus. Phillip became his mentor teaching while checking in to make sure Ry was doing the right things. Titus was impressed so he offered Ry a job at Sonoma-Loeb in 2006. With Ry being on the winemaking team ever since. He’s been a Cellar Rat, forklift grunt, barrel boy…you name it, Ry has been there. Ultimately learning to craft graceful wines under Phillip’s tutelage. And of course through this adventure becoming a rising star in Napa.