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Rutherford Ranch
Franklin Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley, Rutherford

2014

  • Appellation: Rutherford
  • Aging: 22 months in French Oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
Olive Branch
Lush cherry, ripe plum and dark chocolate, framed by subtle sweet herb and toasty oak notes. Full, rich tannins taper into a long and satisfying finish.

Vineyard Notes

The 8-acre vineyard, bordered by the Silverado Trail and Zinfandel Lane, forms the appellation’s northeast corner. The western edge of the property is bordered by the Napa River, a major passageway for steelhead trout and Chinook salmon. Environmentally friendly farming methods ensure
that the river maintains its healthy, pristine condition. The vineyard’s Pleasanton soil series produces fruit characterized by earthy aromas, flavors of black currant and the ideal tannin structure necessary for extended aging. Hand-selected lots were harvested to produce only 320 cases of individually numbered bottles of this outstanding vintage.

The wine is luscious and full-bodied with fine-grained tannins. It is ready to be enjoyed now but, with thoughtful storage, will continue to evolve in flavor and character through 2024.

Food Pairing Notes

We suggest you enjoy this hearty wine alongside savory, umami-filled dishes like bacon-wrapped scallops, pan-seared filet mignon or vegetable risotto with fava beans, spring onions and garlic, finished with a delicious topping of Pecorino Romano cheese.

Production Notes

Our 2014 Franklin Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our family's Franklin Estate vineyard in Napa Valley's Rutherford appellation. Of the valley's sixteen AVAs (American Viticultural Area), this region's terroir has an unsurpassed reputation for producing world-class Cabernets.