2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Estate
Rutherford, Napa Valley
“This wine jumps out of the glass with fresh pitted fruit aromas of dark cherry and plum supported underneath by structural notes of subtle cocoa, cardamom and clove. The rounded tannins and integrated oak shine in a lush mid-palate mouthfeel that transitions to a smooth lingering finish. The classic freshness and complexity amply demonstrate the promise of this beautiful Rutherford Estate site.” – Ashley Heisey
An early bud break, one of the longest flowering periods in years, and a long growing season produced a vintage that shines in quality. Spring started fast and an early bloom was met with a dip in temperature, wind and rains, which slowed the development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of extremely well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest in August.
Food Pairing Notes
Grass-fed Highland beef, lamb, or roasted game