2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 3L
This rich and inviting wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. Complex and elegant aromatics of bright cherry, fresh strawberries, and raspberry tart are complimented by nuances of cola, vanilla, licorice, and dusty cocoa. On entry, the palate is loaded with intense candied fruit composed of fleshy plums and ripe red berries. The well-rounded tannins give way to hints of caramel and roasted almonds through the mid-palate. Throughout the long smooth finish, notes of wet stone, dried flowers, and classic Rutherford dust make this wine the perfect candidate to age gracefully over time.
Varietals: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec | Ageing: 18 months in 70% new tight grain French Oak