2017 Rutherford Estate Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford Napa Valley
This is 100% Rutherford Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon the pure version of the best fruit that is blended to create The David. This is a famous Clone 7 that bares the historic bloodlines of Château Margaux . The nose is a tad more intense and richer than The Rutherford Estate David, pleasantly so from a being pure Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromatics of chocolate-covered espresso beans unfold into blackberry jam and slate. Flavors are powerful yet incredibly balanced, reminiscent of German chocolate cake with black puree fruit filling. The finish is lengthy and viscous. A classic Napa creation that should drink well for 15-20 years.