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Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
14.8%

2018 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

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/ 750ml

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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. Pair with this month’s featured recipe of spring roast leg of lamb.

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
14.8%

Vintage Notes

2018 was a wonderful growing season. Late spring rains made sure there was plenty of ground water to start the growing season. The summer was cooler than usual, with only a few days near 100 degrees. While the yields were larger than expected due mostly to larger berry size, the harvest was smooth and easy, allowing us to pick the fruit at its prime. 2018 was a lovely year with color, depth and complexity.

Winemaker Notes

The grapes were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, then brought to the cellar and destemmed. Following a cold soak, fermentation occurred at a high temperature to ensure maximum extraction was achieved before the wine was racked to 50 percent new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.