Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Provenance Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Provenance Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 120956)

PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $46.39

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Subtle hints of olive, cola, violet, leather, paprika, mocha and cedar are slowly revealed with each swirl and sip. Cocoa powder tannins, a signature of Rutherford Dust, contribute rich texture and grip to the expansive, dark-fruit flavors and long, persistent finish. These muscular tannins give the wine vibrancy while promising great aging potential.
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About Provenance Vineyards:

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 vineyards to their fullest potential. Starting with its inaugural 1999 vintage, Provenance's approachable, yet cellar-worthy wines display a fine symmetry of substance and elegance.

The word provenance means "origin" or "source." In the art world, a provenance is the record of a work’s ownership, from its creation to the present day. Connoisseurs place great importance in provenance as a guarantee of authenticity. The name reflects Provenance Vineyards' goal of creating fine wines that are works of art.