This distinctive Bordeaux style blend is complemented by the "Rutherford Dust" characteristics of this historic Napa Valley appellation. The style is created to broaden and finetune the palate as well as extend the finish. Pine Ridge's Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, produced since the winery's inception in 1978, reflects the attention to detail afforded its entire portfolio of fine wines. The 2004 vintage is a blend of 84% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
Heady sweet aromas of cherry and dried cranberry emerge on the nose, backed by dark cocoa, slight bay leaf and waves of ripe berries and cream. Soft and full upon entry, the 2004 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon offers luscious flavors of cherry, cocoa and briar, with well-integrated tannins and a spicy finish.