A massive yet elegant expression of the terroir, the Patrimony 2016 is a deep purple-black wine that delivers the full experience from beginning to end. On the nose, it profoundly exhibits floral characteristics that include crème de cassis, violets, espresso roast, truffles, and chocolate. This wine is tremendously concentrated with extremely high phenolics often referred to by Daniel Daou as a “rare phenomenon”. On the Palate, it is very savory and includes notes of black fruit preserves, licorice, cooked blueberries, spice box, and cigar box. Additional notes of crème de cassis and chocolate accompany this full-bodied wine with a firm tannin structure that delivers a very long finish. While muscular, it is elegant and balanced delivering a great deal of pleasure and complexity. Built for the long haul, it should be laid down for several years before consumed.