This vintage celebrates the opening of our beloved tasting room on the Rutherford valley floor. Its also our Dad's favorite vintage so we've made it available in honor of him. "A tremendous effort, dense and chewy, robust and concentrated, with a rich, focused core of blackberry, currant, cedar, herb, and mineral. Full-bodied, gaining depth and persistence." -Wine Spectator. A stellar wine produced and only a limited inventory remains.
This library vintage is hitting a wonderful peak just now. The fruit is still very present, with intense dark red cherries and black currant, but more complexity has emerged with time. The nose is full of more earthy elements, freshly cut flowers, menthol, and a mix of loamy earth, as well as a beautiful mineralogy of crushed rocks. This wine definitely has years of life left, but its decidedly perfect right now.
Lush boysenberry, aromatics of cacao, tapioca, vanilla and baked cherry are just a few notes that you will enjoy when sipping on a glass of this spectacular wine. Boastful tannins and a savory character maintain the full body, complexity, and balance that are indicative of a wine ready to drink now or age gracefully.
Varietals: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Petit Verdot
"This is a beautiful Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Layers of gorgeous fruit and some kirsch liqueur followed by blacker currants and plums jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purplecolored wine. Fullbodied, layered and rich, this provocative wine is actually a great value considering its stunning quality. Drink it over the next 20 years". 94 points, Robert Parker
The 2015 Reserve Cabernet showcases what stunning flavors can come from our Rutherford estate vineyards. The aromatics explode out of the glass and deep, dark, juicy flavors of cassis and black cherries on entry are balanced by espresso and berry pie. The lavish finish unfolds with deep, round tannins, balanced by jubilant acidity with nuances of espresso and mocha.
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot