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2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

RUTHERFORD ESTATE

The 2017 Rutherford Estate is bright on entry with aromas of berries, Rainier cherries, pomegranate, and a touch of cardamom.  Notes of vanilla, cedar cigar box, and a granite minerality emerge on the palate.  Lively in acidity and long soft tannins, this is a mouthwatering Cabernet Sauvignon that will delight for many years to come. – Justin Carr

GROWING SEASON

Winemakers are optimistic about overall vintage quality, but are predicting lower than average yields. The year began with abundant rainfall. Spring weather was mild, resulting in extended flowering in some areas with little shatter. Vines were vigorous thanks to the winter rains. A freak hail storm passed through quickly in June causing isolated damage. Three heat events, including one over Labor Day weekend, kicked harvest into high gear, dehydrating some grapes by early September. Cool weather arrived immediately afterward, allowing sugar levels to return to normal. Most late-ripening red grapes continued to hang on the vine and were picked over the next few weeks. By October 8 (when the wine country wildfires started) 90 percent of the 2017 grape tonnage was in and by the end of October, harvest was complete. Vintners have been rigorously evaluating grapes and fermenting wines that may have been affected by the fires. No matter the circumstances, Napa Valley’s winemakers remain committed to upholding the renowned region’s reputation for making some of the world’s finest wines and will do everything possible to ensure only the highest quality 2017 wines go to market.

RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS

Grilled Grass-Fed Ribeye, Braised Lamb Shanks, Roasted Game

Balsamic Braised Grass-Fed Lamb Shanks

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