Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2021
About This Wine
On the nose: Ripe aromas of blackberry and plum are accented by notes of anise, eucalyptus, espresso coffee grinds and vanilla pod.
On the palate: Broad rich flavors of dark cherry and red plum, mix with notes of dark soil, hoisin sauce and dried herbs that culminate in a long, firm finish.
Late winter rains followed by ideal spring growing conditions set the stage for the 2021 vintage. Mild temperatures punctuated this drought year with only a few heat spikes during the summer months that led to early ripening and allowed us to harvest some early blocks with incredible old-world charm and intriguing complexity. Grapes that were harvested later benefitted from the longer hang time and ripened perfectly, displaying great depth with distinct regional character. The ideal weather of 2021, coupled with lower yields, produced wines that offer intense aromatics and flavors with excellent aging potential.