Greyscale Wines

2016 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

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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.

92% Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 year-old vines, Clone 4

6% Oak Knoll District Merlot

2% Cabernet Franc

Aging Potential
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.

Winemaker Notes

Aged 22 months in French Oak – 45% new and 55% once-used

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Kian Tavakoli

About the Winemaker

With over 25 years of winemaking, operations and viticultural experience, Kian Tavakoli brings a stellar combination of sensory and production skills to Greyscale Wines. Having graduated with a degree in enology from UC Davis in 1992, Kian spent several years working at wineries in France and Napa Valley before he became assistant winemaker at Clos Du Val, where he ran their red wine program including the highly acclaimed reserve bottlings. Kian’s passion for Bordeaux style wines is the perfect complement to the Greyscale family wine philosophy. He has been Greyscale Wine’s only winemaker since they started in 2008.
About the Winery
Greyscale Wines
Launched in 2009, Jean and Larry Rowe of Greyscale Wines feel they are living their dream. Taking inspiration from Jean's childhood of growing up in the vineyard and their combined world travels to famous wine regions, they turned a dream of making their own wine into a reality.
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