Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of dark roasted coffee beans and nuts, berbed chocolate bar with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium to gull body with a compelling finish. A profound rich, savory and brooding powerhouse of a cabernet that is build to last.
Will age well 15-20 years under proper cellar conditions
Gold Medal/95 pts – ’19 Beverage Tasting Institute
Gold Medal/90 pts – ’19 USA Wine Ratings
About The Vineyard
The Cabernet grapes came from a famed vineyard in Rutherford located in the middle of the valley between Conn Creek and Silverado Trail. The vineyard, first planted in 1895 by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford, has provided grapes for many prominent Napa Valley Cabernets. The vines are 30 years old and grafted with Clone 4 Cabernet grapes that have a strong flavor intensity with excellent color, aromas and palate balance. This particular vineyard is known for producing wines with elegant, silky fruit rather than powerful, blockbuster flavors as found in some Napa Valley cult wines. Every time we taste wines produced from this vineyards we are reminded of the elegance and soft mouthfeel of the wine.
Aged 22 months in French Oak – 45% new and 55% once-used