Region: Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA
"It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet". -André Tchelistcheff
Fun fact: According to Famed Winemaker André Tchelistcheff, the term “Rutherford Dust” was originally coined by U.C. Davis scientist and faculty member, Maynard Amerine. The term was intended to refer to the “terroir” of Rutherford – its unique combination of sun, soil (gravelly, sandy, loamy), microclimate and diurnal variation – and not necessarily about the specific aromas and flavors of the wine.
Have you experienced Rutherford dust yet? Pull out your best crystal stems and let’s dig in… You’ll immediately notice premium fruit in the glass; this nearly opaque wine is a bright garnet from center to rim, with subtle glints of deep purple shining through. Alluring, fresh aromas jump from the glass, with dark fruits – blackberry, black cherry, cassis – intermingling with cinnamon toast and vanilla bake shop spices, dried herbs and subtle mocha and licorice notes. Spend some time enjoying and discovering the layered aromas. The first sip offers soft, fine coating tannins on the palate. Fruit and acidity is very well integrated in this full bodied, balanced wine and reflective of the premium Rutherford vineyard from which it came.
Grapes89% Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford), 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec
RegionRutherford, Napa Valley
AgeabilityWill cellar well over the next 10-15 years
- Single vineyard fruit from famed vineyard in Rutherford
- Fruit from 20+ year-old Cabernet vines