2016 On Q Wines 'Appassionata' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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  • Hugely Discounted 76% OFF
  • Epic 98 Point Vintage ~WS, WA, VM
  • Winemaker Trained by Lafite & Philippe Melka
  • Extremely Limited Cult Napa Cab
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About the Wine 

Steve Brady is the passionate founder and owner of On Q Wines. This cult-status winery is located in the heart of Napa Valley's Coombsville sub-appellation, where this ultra-premium and extremely limited wine is carefully crafted from only the finest grapes. This is true luxury in a bottle.

Growing up in Napa Valley, Steve developed a deep appreciation for the region's rich winemaking history. His love for wine and music soon became intertwined, as he discovered that the creation of both required impeccable timing. Since he was a child, Steve has played the trumpet. The name “On Q” perfectly portrays his love for this instrument. A cue is a gesture by a conductor signaling musicians that it is time to begin a piece. Steve says, “In wine, music, and life, timing is everything”.

Steve combines his artistic side with attention to detail to produce wines of unparalleled quality and sophistication. From his first vineyard planted in 2003, Steve's three daughters have been instrumental in his winemaking endeavors, and the family's dedication shows in every bottle. In 2010, Steve launched On Q Wines, and since the first vintage, he received glowing reviews and high scores, and today, these high scores and praises haven’t stopped. 

This is a true garage wine from Napa crafted by legendary winemaker Julien Fayard, On Q’s consultant. Julien Fayard is a very well-known man in the wine industry. His expertise includes working in some of the most admired brands in the world like Château Lafite Rothschild, Quintessa, and Atelier Melka.

On top of it all, 2016 was an EPIC vintage for Napa Valley. This year was awarded 98 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Vinous Media, and Wine Spectator. Vinous said, "At this stage, 2016 has the potential to be one of the finer vintages Napa Valley has seen since 2011."

Aging: 30 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Incredibly opaque, dark purple core with hints of magenta and ruby on the rim. Aromas of blackcurrant liqueur, blueberry, blackberry, black cherry, and violets over complex secondary notes of cacao, tobacco, bean, and exotic baking spices. The full-bodied palate is layered with dense, captivating flavors that mirror the nose with lush black and blue fruit, chocolate, a touch of tobacco, and beautifully integrated exotic spices from new French oak.


Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Apassionata opens with cedar and vanilla pod notes over a core of crème de cassis, baked plums and dried mulberries with touches of spice cake, menthol, licorice and chocolate box. The oak stands out slightly at this stage on the full-bodied palate, with a firm, grainy frame and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. ~93+ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate-

Quite a rich style here with lots of rich, almost jammy fruit. Smoke and chocolate undertones. Full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. Fruit-forward, but some freshness. Drink now. ~91 James Suckling

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