Provenance Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
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.
As their name suggests, the pedigree of Provenance wines is of utmost importance. They go straight to the source for the highest quality fruit in the Napa Valley, forging enduring relationships with the region’s top wine grape producers. Their winemakers are purists, relying on the finest winemaking traditions to extract elegant, powerful wines that express their premium vineyard origins rather than the winemakers’ interventions..
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.