In celebration of Rutherford’s distinguished terroir, our velvety Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the classic “Rutherford Dust” and aromas of baked blackberry, espresso and cigar box. Richly layered with hints of chocolate covered cherries, further enhanced by dusty character and fresh herbs.
Aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak barrels with medium to medium-plus toast levels. Fermented to dryness prior to pressing. Aged in barrel with malolactic fermentation to further enhance complexity. Barrels were racked 4 times during the first year of aging.
Rutherford, a Napa Valley sub-appellation covering roughly 6 square miles of the valley floor, takes advantage of its position at the widest point of the valley, giving vineyards the opportunity to bask in unimpeded sunlight. This allows grapes reach optimal ripeness while retaining balanced tannins and acidity. Coveted soils impart the dusty characteristic Rutherford is famous for into the world-renowned wines that hail from this region.
Pairs wonderfully with prime steak, smoked ribs and sautéed mushrooms.