2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Estate
Rutherford, Napa Valley
"Our inaugural Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon represents LMR, the estate and the appellation extremely well. The nose is a powerful combination of cassis, black cherry, and black currant with cedar and balsam fir. On the palate, all of these flavors are accompanied by minor notes of dark chocolate, graham crackers, toasted almonds and fruit blossom floral. The texture and weight are ample, but never overbearing. The finish shows off concentrated cherry sappiness and an oily, smooth texture. This Cabernet is lovely now and will develop more complexity with extended bottle age.” – Ashley Heisey
The 2013 vintage was a superb vintage. The unusually long season, moderate temperatures without a major heat spike, and lack of rains made for one of the best vintages in recent memory. An early spring bud break allowed our vineyards to get a two-week head start on the vintage, and the lack of frost meant that yields were excellent while the longer growing season allowed for full ripeness. The wines from this vintage will be outstanding in quality.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect with LMR Grass-fed Highland beef, with lamb, or with roasted game