Winemaker Benoit Touquette, who is also the winemaker for Realm Cellars (see above), Kata, Jack Quinn and his own wines, Fait Main, is onto something great with his own Teeter Totter brand. His efforts with his Fait Main label are exceptional but this is his workhorse, fun wine project that brings very good wine at an even better price to the table. Having unlimited access to some of the best fruit in the valley, Benoit has produced a 2016 that is in-line with his previous 2015 vintage. It is full-bodied and bold with blackberry and briary notes that lead onto the palate with warm baked spices and a rich mouthfeel. For this vintage, Benoit sourced from key vineyards in Calistoga, Saint Helena, Pritchard Hill and Yountville. Blending has become one of his strengths and this Napa Valley Cabernet is a good example of his efforts.