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Rutherford Ranch
Estate Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

2014

  • Appellation: Rutherford
  • Aging: 18 months in French Oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
Olive Branch
A full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with spices of clove and cardamom, hints of sweet black cherry. Well structured with a calm finish of black cherry. Only 300 cases produced.

Vineyard Notes

Our 2014 Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our family’s two vineyards located in the Rutherford sub-appellation of Napa Valley. This Cabernet Sauvignon is derived from both our Abela Estate (50%) and our Franklin Estate vineyards. Both vineyards are sustainably farmed and certified under the CCSW - Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing.

Food Pairing Notes

Enjoy our Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon with a decadent Osso Buco, venison risotto or pasta with a smooth blue cheese and cream sauce.

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.  This wine is cellar ready - enjoy for the next 15 years.