Elyse Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 18520
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The 1998 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is our first release of a Bordeaux style cabernet sauvignon blend. The wine is a wonderful blend of 88% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot, 5% cabernet franc and 2% merlot.

The 1998 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits aromas of black cherries and cassis with hints of fragrant olives enveloped by its creamy vanilla oak finish. It is a medium dark claret in color with a lush, rich mouth feel and a lingering sweet aftertaste. The Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is incredibly drinkable now and will cellar well for the next 6 to 10 years.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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