An early bud break followed by warm weather and spring rains brought a quick start to the 2016 growing season, which turned out to be a near perfect year with beautiful weather from bloom through harvest. The fruit was harvested in mid October, just as the first rains began falling on the Napa Valley.
Our 2016 Napa Valley Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon reveals berry flavors on the nose along with notes of oak and espresso. This is a rich and satisfying Cabernet with warm berry flavors and a touch of vanilla. The warm tones and juicy tannins give an overall impression of softness, but the wine is backed with a crisp acidity.