Winemakers across Napa Valley reported another stellar harvest for 2016. Bud break began early due to a warm spring, and the summer then brought moderate daytime temperatures with cool evenings. Harvest started early, in mid-August, and progressed at a steady pace. October ushered in a few rain showers that put a swift end to a successful harvest.
A portion of the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the Heide Ranch vineyard, one of the latest additions to our impressive vineyard portfolio. Located in the eastern part of the Napa Valley Appellation, this region produces exceptional ripe fruit, giving Rutherford Ranch’s Cabernet Savingnon the bold and rich flavors that aficionados everywhere have grown to love.
This is a wine to be savored with hearty fare like grilled meats, chops and strong cheeses such as bleu and camembert.
Aromas and flavors: Ripe currant, fresh Bing cherry, dark plum with a hint of sage. Full-bodied with soft tannins, a velvety mouthfeel and a long, lingering finish.
Blend: 85 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 percent Malbec, 4 percent Merlot, 3 percent Petite Sirah, 1 percent Petit Verdot
Aging: Over 12 months in French and American oak
TA/PH: 0.06 (g/100mL)/3.65
Alcohol: 13.9 percent