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Rutherford Ranch
Abela Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

2014

  • Appellation: Rutherford
  • Aging: 30 months in French Oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
Olive Branch
Bing cherry, red plums, mint chocolate and subtle hints of allspice.

Vineyard Notes

Our 2014 Abela Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our Estate vineyard at Rutherford Ranch Winery. Located in the historic Rutherford sub-appellation, our vineyards enjoy a microclimate and soil types which are optimal for developing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Each of our Estate vineyards are sustainably farmed and certified under the CCSW - Certified California Sustainable
Winegrowing.

Food Pairing Notes

This is an opulent and food friendly Cabernet Sauvignon; enjoy alongside Cornish game hen, a rib eye steak, or a Black Forest cake.

Production Notes

The winter of 2013-2014 was one of the driest in California’s history with Napa Valley receiving only half of its average rainfall. But, with respect to grape quality, there was good news:
heavy rains in February and early March gave the vines emerging from dormancy a rejuvenating boost. Furthermore, the overall dry season resulted in smaller berry size with concentrated
characteristics that added depth to the fruit’s inherent flavors. As a result, our winemaking team is proud to present an Estate Cabernet Sauvignon with delicious dark fruit flavors, firm and
round tannins and a silky smooth finish. This wine is cellar ready - enjoy for the next 15 years.