Grounded Wine Co. 2016 Steady State Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

$ 49.99 $ 64.99

Winemaker Notes

Broodingly deep ruby in color, 2016 Steady State shows fragrant notes of cassis buds, ripe red and black cherries, as well as warm, complex aromas of blackberry brambles, wild rosemary, and lavender. Intense and focused on the palate, the tannins are well-proportioned, lending elegance and charm throughout the long, aromatic finish. While drinkable upon release, this wine has the balance and structure to drink nicely for 8 to 10 years.

Critical Acclaim

WE 93
Wine Enthusiast

This impressive red overdelivers on its price point, combining the main variety with Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot, aging the whole in French oak for 18 months (40% of it new). Truffled earth, compost, bark and gunpowder give it a savory edge that leads to a juicy, balanced midpalate of black fruit, cocoa powder and dust.

Editor's Choice

JS 92
James Suckling
Attractive, vanilla-dusted violet aromas with blackcurrants and purple cherries. The palate delivers a very succulent array of fresh ripe berries and plums in a fleshy, approachable style. Drink or hold.

JD 91
Jeb Dunnuck
The inky colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Steady State is a ripe, sexy effort that has plenty of black and blue fruits, damp earth, and iron characteristics in its full-bodied, plump, and layered style. It's one big mouthful of fruit and should keep for 10-15 years.
WS 90
Wine Spectator

Quite rich, with crushed plum, blackberry paste and fig reduction notes cruising through slowly, coated with ganache accents and backed by warm licorice and roasted apple wood elements on the finish. Shows more heft than drive, but this will have fans for the showy fruit.