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2016 Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Estate Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

2016

  • Appellation: Rutherford
  • Aging: 18 months in French Oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
Olive Branch
A bouquet of sweet black cherry with vanilla and spices. Velvety mouthfeel with notes of chocolate and jammy berries

Vineyard Notes

Our 2016 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 butterflied leg of lamb or lamb steak with rosemary. Also delicious alongside a cheese board with gorgonzola, aged cheddar and gouda.

Production Notes

Winemakers across Napa Valley reported another stellar harvest for 2016. Bud break began early due to a warm spring, and the summer then brought moderate daytime temperatures with cool evenings. Harvest started early, in mid-August, and progressed at a steady pace. October ushered in a few rain showers that put a swift end to a successful harvest.