Wine Advocate 96-98
A barrel sample, the 2016 Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon offers up a deep garnet-purple color and gorgeous, spicy nose of aniseed, cumin seed, cloves and cinnamon stick, with sandalwood, cassis, baked blackberries and licorice at the core plus a hint of espresso. Full-bodied, lush and plush, the opulently fruited palate delivers a ton of spicy fruit layers with a good, long pepper and spice-laced finish.
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Venge is a small, family-owned winery in Calistoga which began in 1992 in Oakville. Third-generation owner and Winemaker, Kirk Venge gravitated to winemaking at an early age and is now making wines in his own style with his vision for Venge wines, and his legacy in Napa Valley. Today, Kirk focuses on select vineyard sites that produce fruit worthy of the longtime Venge family name.