This newer addition to the Futo line-up is the result of the Futo family purchasing their property at 5500 Silverado Trail a few years ago in the eastern hillsides of Stags Leap District. Resting between 150-300 feet into the hillside, the soil varies significantly from their Oakville vineyards with rocky soil that provides great drainage and small berries with optimal fruit intensity. “The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon 5500 comes charging out of the gate with vibrant kirsch, lavender, candied violets and mulberries scents over a blackcurrant and black cherry core plus earthy wafts of tilled soil, mossy bark and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the energetic red and black fruit flavors and finely framed by super ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing very long and savory.” 98 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 462 cases produced.