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
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.