2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford
Bold effusive aromas of dark ripe blackberries and blueberries intermingle with layers of spice, black pepper and a touch of cedar. The soft lush entry evolves into a complex medley of ripe black cherry, boysenberry, black licorice and dark chocolate. The mid-palate mirrors the concentrated aromas of ripe dark fruit giving way to silky tannins and a balanced, lingering finish.
This vineyard lies in the sweetspot of the Napa Valley, planted on the gravelly bed of an ancient stream, known as the Rutherford bench. The valley floor tends to produce broader, bigger, more lush wines compared to the mountain vineyards.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon