Since the 1930s, the Rutherford region has been recognized as a source of superlative Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. With estate vineyards totaling 25 acres within this single appellation, we make the most of the area’s well-drained gravel and loam soils, producing wines of outstanding balance and elegance.
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The 2015 Rutherford grapes were so delicious this year that we bottled this offering as 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. This classic Cabernet opens with lush, aromas of sweet ripe red fruit, blueberry, mineral and earthy notes. The richly textured flavors echo the aromas, and then pick up dark cherry, hints of cranberry, vanilla, and mocha. This wine displays a firm backbone, yet is soft and chewy with a lingering finish.
The world-famous Rutherford AVA is home to two of our estate vineyards, Rutherford Ridge and Manley Lane, totaling 25 acres from which the fruit for this bottling was sourced. Situated on the valley floor, which benefits from fine loam soil and moderate temperatures, this region is renowned for historically producing some of Napa Valley’s finest and most fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon.
Food Pairing Notes
Food pairings with the Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon are a breeze if you focus on simple recipes like grilled steak or duck kabobs with figs. For the cheese plate, pair with Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, a grassy and nutty cheese from Vermont.
Then, the wine was racked to 100 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.