Provenance Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

$39.99
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Item No. 54995
  • red wine
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Covering only six square miles, the Rutherford District's unique soil, sun exposure and climate make it the ideal site for great Cabernet Sauvignon. Andy Beckstoffer grows our grapes in deep alluvial fans washed down over the ages from near by Mount St. John in the Mayacamas Mountains. The vines are all 10 years old or more, grown on the historic vineyard once owned by George Yount (the first person to grow winegrapes in the valley) and later Thomas Rutherford.

The key for this vintage was a cool August, which gave the grapes a long hangtime on the vine to fully develop flavors. Packed with aromas of pencil lead, plum, toffee, clove and cinnamon (even a dash of Graham cracker crust), this 2000 Provenance Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is a balanced wine with finesse, power and the classic "Rutherford Dust" texture of cocoa powder. This wine's intense fruit and pleasing tannin structure make charbroiled lamb, beef or even vegetables a natural choice.

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Provenance Vineyards showcases the distinctiveness of Napa Valley's best growing areas for red wines by selecting some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Rutherford and Oakville districts and Merlot vineyards in the Carneros district. The same uncompromising approach also characterizes Provenance winemaking, with the goal of bringing the grapes from these great...

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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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