2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
This rich and inviting wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. Complex and elegant aromatics of black cherry, ripe strawberries and raspberry tart are complimented by nuances of cola, vanilla, licorice and dusty cocoa. On entry, the palate is loaded with intense candied fruit composed of fleshy plums and ripe red berries. The mid-palate features darker fruit that give way to hints of caramel and roasted almonds with well-rounded tannins and firm acidity. Throughout the long smooth finish, notes of wet stone, dried flowers and classic Rutherford dust make this wine the perfect candidate to age gracefully over time.
|Varietal Blend:||86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec|
|Fermentaion:||All small-lot ferm, including 500L puncheons|
|Aging:||18 months in 70% new tight grain French oak|
|Release Date:||July 1st, 2014|
2014 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc
Powerfully perfumed, the bright nose shows intense aromatics of lychee, melon, ripe white peach and amaretto. The palate is equally as bright with a booming fruit entry of crisp apple, grapefruit and Asian pear, intensified by notes of stone fruit and lime curd through the mid palate. This wine is beautifully balanced with crisp acidity giving way to more depth and richness as you sip. The finish exhibits rich tropical fruit flavors along with a hint of minerality to give this wine great length and texture.
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|Varietal Blend:||100% Sauvignon Blanc (Clone, 1, 530, Sauvignon Musque)|
|Aging:||100% stainless steel - Sur lees (unstirred)|
|Release Date:||January 1, 2015|
2013 Kith & Kin Cabernet Sauvignon
This 2013 Kith & Kin is our boldest “Napa” Cabernet to date. Beautifully balanced,this Cabernet Sauvignon makes its intentions known with aromas of fresh red berries,complemented by subtle leather, floral notes, and sweet French oak. The sweet supple entry teases the mouth with bing cherry, plum, and rhubarb. Adding complexity, the palate rounds out into a creamy cherry pie a la mode with notes of violets, thyme, and nutmeg. A lingering full finish pleases the end palate, balanced by fresh acidity and earthy notes with caramel and cocoa.
Wine Spectator: Named "Top Value" on James Laube's Recommended California Cabernet's Issue
|Varietal Blend:||83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 5% Petite Sirah|
|Fermentaion:||Short maceration time in stainless steel tanks|
|Aging:||15 months in once used French oak|
|Release Date:||April 15th, 2015|