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2016 Proprietor’s Selection Red Blend - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Proprietor’s Selection

Red Blend

Napa Valley

2016

  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.80
  • Acid: 0..56
Olive Branch
A full-bodied wine with earthy notes of blackberry, dark cherry, cardamom, barrel spice and subtle hints of French vanilla.

Vineyard Notes

Our Proprietor’s Series offers a unique opportunity to enjoy limited release wines available only to winery guests and wine club members. Small lots from select Napa Valley vineyards are used to produce this one-of-a-kind wine. The Napa Valley consists of sixteen sub-appellations, each with distinct microclimates and terrains that impart unique flavor and character to their grapes.

A proprietary blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Malbec, 275 cases produced.

Food Pairing Notes

Enjoy our Proprietor’s Selection Red Blend with your favorite rich dishes. We recommend Pappardelle with beef ragú, and for dessert, a bittersweet chocolate tart.

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.