2016
Rutherford

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

For the 2016 vintage, we selected grapes from a single block in our Rutherford Estate vineyard. In addition to being certified organic and biodynamic, the estate vineyards are planted on deeper soil and tend to be warmer on average which
provides volume and texture to the wine.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

A deep garnet-purple in the glass.

Aroma: 

Our 2016 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon opens with beautiful aromas of black currant and cherry with a touch of cedar. 

Palate: 

Flavors of red currant, chocolate and tobacco lead to a medium to full-bodied palate. Firm and grainy tannins are complimented by a very long, fruity and uplifting finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 vintage across California was a near-perfect growing season. A mild winter and spring led to a steady mild July and August, followed by warm days at the end of the season for the perfect ripeness. With warm days and cool nights in
the summer, grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.80
  • TA: 6.2 g/l
  • Aging
    • 20 Months in French oak
    • 53% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Seared Filet Mignon, Pan Roasted Veal Chops
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses & Brie and Guyere
SKU:
RACSR163
Price: $95
Your Price: $76
You Save: $19 (20%)