91pts – Wine Enthusiast magazine: “Bright, tangy acidity helps lift a soft mid-palate of polished tannin in this appellation wine. It has enviable structure to offer around a layered flavor array of cassis, red currant and black cherry, its secondary characteristics playfully savory in black pepper and clove.”
Our 2013 Rutherford Cabernet is from the heart of the Napa Valley “floor,” selected from a vineyard owned by Far Niente Vineyards. The soils of the Valley floor mostly consist of weathered mountain dirt washed down through the centuries in rainstorms – sedimentary, alluvial and gravel-based. This soil, combined with the extra heat in the Summer months, tempered by afternoon marine winds, creates an “earthy” or “dusty” style of cabernet. Rutherford cabernets are also know for their red-cherry base. (75 cases)
A supple, seductive and extraordinarily ripe wine that will win it’s taster over! The approach is enticingly dark in the glass, the aromatics begin thick, fumy and packed with beautiful, long and elegant black fruit. The palate is equally entertaining with black plum, ripe cherry, a spice rack of oak and barrel vanillin, all supported with a nicely-textured tannin.