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Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Rutherford
Alcohol
14.8%

2018 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

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$100
/ 750ml

Our 2018 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is a ruby-hued blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot, offering arresting aromas of blackberry, strawberry and cherry with baking spices and a hint of black licorice. Similar flavors pick up on the palate which shows well-integrated oak accents as well as fresh acidity. This is a medium-bodied red with supple tannins and notes of coffee and baking spice on the finish. Delicious now, the wine will offer pleasure for at least ten years.

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Rutherford
Alcohol
14.8%

Vintage Notes

The fruit was harvested from September 15th to October 15th. The 2018 growing season started with significantly higher than average frost hours (a measurement of hours below 36 F), which led to a late bud break. The growing season also stood out in terms of GDD (growing degree days), with 14% fewer on average than 2017. The mild conditions and lack of extreme heat spikes combined to create a high quality fruit year.

Winemaker Notes

The grapes for this wine come from the world-famous Rutherford appellation. Situated on terraces and the valley floor, which benefit from fine loam soil and moderate temperatures, this region is renowned for historically producing some of Napa Valley’s finest and most fruitforward Cabernet Sauvignon.

The grapes were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, then 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. The wine was racked to 100 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.

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