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Vintage
2016
Rutherford
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

93/pts - James Suckling
92/pts - Wine Advocate

Size
750 ml
Add To Cart
$100.00
 
SKU: PRCSRU16B
Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes
The Rutherford appellation, always a favorite, shows earthy, savory, red fruit aromas followed by flavors that mirror the aromas with red raspberry, cherry, red licorice, vanilla, and graham crackers. Bright on entry, the fruit freshness carries through the dusty tannins and broad finish. The 2016 vintage is more of an extrovert than typical years. It is still elegant, but shows more muscle and personality.
Production Notes
The grapes were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, and brought to the cellar and destemmed. The grapes received a cold soak, followed by fermentation at a high temperature to ensure maximum extraction was achieved. Then, the wine was racked to 100 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.
Vineyard Notes
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.

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Rutherford
Alcohol %
14
Wine Advocate
92