Since the 1930’s the Rutherford region has been recognized as a source of superlative Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley. With estate vineyards totaling 54 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.
An ample bouquet that highlights aromas of sweet black
raspberry, blueberry pie and cherry cordial amongst wisps of anise, lavender and
toasted vanilla leaps from this deep ruby-black wine in the glass. Bright and voluminous,
the palate opens with fruit flavors of red cherry preserves, cassis and raspberry cream
that give way to hints of spearmint, rich caramel and velvety dark chocolate. Silky,
supple tannins and bright acidity provide structure and balance throughout the long
The world-famous Rutherford AVA is home to two of our estate
vineyards, Rutherford Ridge and Manley Lane, totaling 54 acres from which the fruit for
this bottling was sourced. Situated on the valley floor with fine loam soil and moderate
temperatures, this region is renowned for historically producing some of the Napa
Valley’s finest and most fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon.
2013 was an ideal season in Napa Valley, with
dry conditions and a long, sunny summer, allowing even ripening and yielding exquisite,
balanced fruit. The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness
in mid-October. The berries were hand-harvested at night, carefully sorted and
destemmed to tank, where fermentation took place. Then, the wine was racked to 60%
new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.