Vineyards & Winemaking:
Made from fruit picked from vines situated on the east side of the valley in a vineyard that was first planted in the 1890s. Upon alluvial and volcanic soils densely planted vines produce Cabernet that makes some of the best wine in Napa.
Deep crimson in color with lavish aromas black currant, mocha, and savory herbs with trailing notes of tobacco leaf and vanilla. Full and well rounded with soft edges and a lively dose of bright cherry fruit that unfolds into a smooth finish.
Why we selected this wine:
Sitting in the middle of the St. Helena AVA to the northwest and Oakville AVA to the southeast, Rutherford is the home of many of Napa Valleys sought after bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon. In contrast to the Cabs of Oakville, those of Rutherford tend to display brighter fruit flavors and an iconic earthy flavor that is often described as Rutherford “dust”. We acquired this wine because of the way it stands true to these characteristics and the fact that it can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of most other Rutherford Cabs.