2018
Rutherford

Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: RACSR183
$100
Description

The grapes were harvested primarily from our Rutherford estate with a splash from another vineyard to really enhance the appellations characteristics. Fruit was selected from the older estate blocks that are planted in Pleasanton Loam soils, which keep the vines cool and slows ripening.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Charming aromas of blackberries, stewed plums, chocolate mint, tobacco, earth and spice emerge from the glass.

Palate: 

This is a full-bodied wine with loads of black fruit preserves and crème de cassis. It has a good mid-palate depth and velvety tannins. The finish is balanced and lingers.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2018 was a near picture-perfect growing season that began in late February followed by a mild Spring yielding uniform grape clusters. Temperatures remained moderate to cool throughout the season with 2018 being considered one of the coolest vintages of the past decade. The cooler temperatures allowed for a longer hangtime resulting in an even and temperate harvest.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.69
  • TA: 6.0 g/l
  • Aging
    • 19 Months in French oak
    • 51% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Seared Filet Mignon, Pan Roasted Veal Chops
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses & Brie and Guyere