Handwritten 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 750 ml
Our stunning Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is back for the first time since 2010 - sourced from a new hillside vineyard of exceptional quality. With its more northern location being further away from San Pablo Bay and narrower width, Rutherford is slightly warmer than Oakville and Stags Leap. Set at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, the region is commonly referred to as the 'Rutherford Bench' and contributes to the District's reputation as a premiere wine grape growing area.
Brimming with classic ‘Rutherford Dust’, the nose also exhibits ripe red fruits, black pepper spice, lavender, violets and freshly cut cedar wood.This wine is elegantly layered with flavors of succulent cherries, strawberries and raspberries and baking spices. Though seemingly lush on the palate, bright acidity deftly balances the wine and lays the foundation for a variety of food pairings.