Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Rutherford

$95

The 2013 Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows a deep and opaque garnet color. On the nose, aromas of briar and blackberry, dark cherry, vanilla, cloves, and leather emerge from the glass. The full-bodied wine envelops the palate with tannin and flavors of blackberries, cloves, and coffee. It can be enjoyed now, but will benefit from 5–10 years in the cellar.

94 pts-RobertParker
94 pts-Vinous
92 pts-Wine Spectator

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Wine
  • Vintage2013
  • Wine TypeBold Red Wine
  • VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
  • Varietal Composition93% Cabermet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot
  • AppellationRutherford
  • Harvest DateSeptember 30 - October 18, 2013
  • Acid0.59 g/100ml TA
  • PH3.77
  • Alcohol %14.5

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, aged 20 months in 50% new French oak. This has a more saturated purple color, a glorious extract and richness, built with a solid inner core of essence that is pure, dark and impressive. Some dusty/loamy undertones are present, but the dark blackberry and cassis fruit dominate this full-bodied beauty. It still has tannins to shed, but this wine should hit its peak in another 5-7 years and last a quarter-century or more.

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Reserve

Our Reserve collection includes only small-batch, single-vineyard wines, ranging from 300 cases to 3,000, sourced from our Winston Hill, Lewis, S&J, and Benjamin Vineyards. We also seek out some of the best single-vineyard sites in Napa Valley and have been known to make incredibly unique Cabernets, Pinots, and blends from these exquisite sites.