With intense layers of dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, black licorice, clove spice, mineral and
cedar, this is one of Napa Valley's most voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignons. The palate is rich
and complex, packed with sweet black cherry, plum and blackberry character that tones down
the muscular entry. Malted cocoa powder tannins (classic Rutherford Dust) frame the
expansive flavors, enhancing the wine's plush, opulent texture. The elegant, fruit-imbued
finish lingers with espresso, toffee and nutmeg.
Pair this wine with rich, robust meals, like
seared beef tenderloin with shiitake mushroom sauce.
"Intense and full-blown, rich and concentrated, with a rustic, earthy edge to the dried currant, sage and underbrush notes. The depth and dimension of the flavors are cloaked in chewy tannins, requiring time to unfold. Best from 2010 through 2016. 5,514 cases made. "
"Youthful purple hue. Uplifting bouquet of ripe plum, date and cassis. Supple black cherry fruit laced with graphite and new oak notes. Fleshy black fruit and crisp mineral flavors cap the lively finish. "
The Wine News
"From a 58-acre vineyard just north of the Rubicon Estate, this classic Rutheford cabernet has bosky cherry flavors adn a dusting of chocolate richness over its tannin. While there are some green notes to the tannin, the texture is saturated, the finish coo. For roast lamb."
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