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. View all Provenance Vineyards Wines
Provenance Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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.
We craft our wines to be reflective of the vintage, varietal and this famed subappellation of Napa Valley. Our 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon is marked by flavors and aromas of tree-ripened plum with leather, soy, cola, licorice and, ah yes, "the Rutherford Dust" that this area is famous for. There is a long sweet liqueur finish with flavors of rum raisin. Enjoyable upon release, this wine has the structure to improve in the bottle for years. This wine's intense fruit and pleasing tannin structure make charbroiled lamb, beef or even vegetables a natural choice.
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.It's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
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Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.