Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Since the 1930s, the Rutherford region, on the floor of Napa Valley, has been widely recognized as a source of superlative Cabernet Sauvignon.

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Since the 1930s, the Rutherford region, on the floor of Napa Valley, has been widely recognized as a source of superlative Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pine Ridge Vineyards is proud to own 57 estate acres within this appellation, including the Rutherford Ridge Vineyard. The area’s hallmark gravelly loam soils and moderate temperatures deliver fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon with outstanding balance and elegance.

VINEYARDS The world-famous Rutherford AVA is home to our estate vineyard, Rutherford Ridge from which the fruit for this bottling was sourced. Situated along the Mayacamas Range 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.

HARVEST AND WINEMAKING  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.

TASTING NOTES  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 finish.

PAIRING Exceptionally balanced and filled with bright fruit, this Cabernet would prove an excellent companion to a braised duck leg with roasted cherries. For a delightful cheese course, try serving this wine alongside Manchego, a semi-soft, fruity sheep’s milk cheese from Spain.

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