Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2020
About This Wine
On the nose: Aromas of blackcurrants, olallieberries and wet potting soil are accented by notes of saddle leather and rye bread
On the palate: Flavors of black cherries and goji berries are complemented by hints of cigar boxes and star anise with powerful, dusty tannins
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: 55% barrel fermented, 45% stainless steel tank fermented
Aging: 20 months, 100% French oak; 25% new, 75% 1-year-old
The 2020 growing season began with a dry winter and mild spring that led to early budbreak. A few heat spells in May pushed the vines through bloom and later at veraison, with perfectly moderate growing conditions in between. Warm, sunny weather prevailed through September and produced red grapes with excellent ripeness and deep fruit character. Our 2020 red wines are rich, concentrated and show a great depth of flavor.