2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Estate
“The fresh fruit aromas of dark cherry, marionberry, and currants are first to impress, but it’s the subtle complexity of violets, cedar, and dark chocolate that continue to draw you in.The natural acidity from this Estate combined with well integrated oak tannins result in a very smooth and weighted texture on the mid-palate and generous length on the finish.” –Justin Carr
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, wine 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
Grilled grass-fed ribeye, braised lamb shanks, roasted game.