2014 Cultivar Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
|2014 Vintage Notes||
This year’s harvest will go down as one of the earliest ever in the Napa Valley and it will also be noted for near-perfect weather throughout the growing season, resulting in a fairly abundant and very high quality crop. Making it three strong vintages in row!
While the drought continued, late February and early March rains provided just the right amount of water to begin the season. The season began early, and hence, so did harvest. Most of the grapes had all been picked by Mid- October.
The 2014 wines have great intensity, fantastic flavor, and length.
|2014 Cultivar Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon||
Our 2014 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark ruby red with hues of dark purple and blue. On the nose it draws you in with black current and cassis fruit. Notes of Cedar, tobacco, and floral aromas are mixed with dark cocoa and the classic Rutherford Dust character. On the palate sweet berry and currant fruits lead to vanilla, cocoa and just the right touch of oak. The wine is seamless with a 30 second long finish with a beautiful richness. Tempting to drink now but 5-7 years of cellaring will only add to it complexity.
|Varietal||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||20 months, 100% French Oak, 60% New|