Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013

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2013 proved to be another record harvest in Napa Valley. We enjoyed consistently superb weather, which ultimately resulted in optimal fruit ripeness. Very minimal rainfall from January through March brought an earlier than usual budbreak. April provided a few small rainstorms to quench the vines, and warm weather followed. With just one heat spike in late June and early July, the growing season provided weather for excellent flavor development in the grapes, resulting in an early and rewarding harvest.

The fruit for our Reserve Cabernet is sourced from the Oak Knoll appellation and our two estate vineyards in the Rutherford appellation, Franklin and Abela. Perfect climatic conditions and the region’s deep, loamy, well-drained soils produce dark, intensely flavored Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Our rich soil sets the foundation for an exquisite, cellar-ready wine that will evolve in character and quality for years to come.

This Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful complement to a ribeye steak, a rack of lamb or a mushroom risotto.

WINE DESCRIPTION APPELLATION: Napa Valley

AROMAS & FLAVORS: Dark chocolate, black cherry and roasted almond aromas alongside notes of black currant, allspice and French vanilla.

BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon AGING: 2 years in French oak barrels

Drink now and through 2026

Category Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Napa Valley
Brand Rutherford Ranch
Alcohol/vol 15%
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Wine EnthusiastClove, tobacco and blackberry jam aromas define this smooth, rounded red. Smoky oak and plush dark cherry linger on the palate.

Virginie Boone, July 1, 2016