- Appellation: Rutherford
- Aging: 30 months in French Oak
- Alcohol: 14.5%
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
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.
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.