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2016 RUTHERFORD, Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 RUTHERFORD, Cabernet Sauvignon

This elegant Limited-Edition Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays hints of black cherry, savory spices and hints of minerals. The term "Rutherford Dust" is used to describe the combination of soils, aspects, climate and other environmental elements that make the Rutherford AVA unique. It displays traits of a classic earthy tone, a characteristic that is common among Cabernet Sauvignon made in the Rutherford region. Excellent now but also has room for aging.

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SKU: WR5050
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Appellation
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 22nd - October 10th, 2016
Acid
5.9 g/L
pH
3.64
Bottling Date
June 26th, 2018
Residual Sugar
DRY
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Hints of black cherry, savory spices and hints of minerals. It displays traits of a classic earthy tone, a characteristic that is common among Cabernet Sauvignon made in the Rutherford region.
Ratings
9% Cabernet Franc; 3% Petit Verdot. Smelling of currants and black cherries with a sweetening dollop of mildly caramelly oak and fixing on the same in its rounded, medium-deep flavors, this is a wine that, while buttressed by nominal Cabernet tannin, steers clear of puckery austerity. It has a good bit of youthful verve that will ensure successful cellaring for a half-dozen or so years, yet it is just soft enough at the edges to be appealing even now with slow-simmered beef braises. - Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine
Vineyard Notes
Bello Family, Morisoli Vineyards
Winemaker Notes
Following the very small 2015 harvest, it was heartening to see the vines recover and bounce back to produce not only extremely high quality fruit but also some bounty in 2016! Harvest was earlier than expected, and we observed optimum flavor and phenolic development progress as we harvested. Across the board, acids are firm and pH is slightly lower, so the wines should be well-structured with very good aging potential. This is an exciting vintage with a lot to like! - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Production
322 Cases
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