2017 The David Rutherford Estate
Rutherford Napa Valley
This elegant Bordeaux style blend consists of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon polished beautifully by Cabernet Franc and Merlot from our Rutherford Estate property. These are original vineyards planted in 1990 and the maturity of the fruit is absolutely in it's prime. The bouquet is soft and bright with an underlying density that exudes quintessential Rutherford bench characteristics. Dusty milk chocolate wraps around wild strawberry marmalade with a dash of white pepper and grilled meats. The mouthfeel is round and luscious with notes of Mirabelle plum and caramel candy. Finishing long and silky with a nuance of cocoa and black raspberries.