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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 Points
|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|
2013 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc
Gorgeously perfumed, the aromatics are vibrant yet deep at the same time. Crisp, clean aromatics of pear and peach along with lemon zest integrate well lasting beyond the last sip. The palate is equally crisp, dominated by a fresh and bright entry, with a great acid pop that lingers with the taster for over a minute. Flavors of melon, pear, and nectarine play well together to finish off this wine.
Wine Spectator : 90 Points & Names 1 of 11 "Stunning Sauvignon Blancs"
|Varietal Blend:||100% Sauvignon Blanc (Clone, 1, 530, Sauvignon Musque)|
|Aging:||100% stainless steel - Sur lees (unstirred)|
|Release Date:||February 1, 2014|
2012 Kith & Kin Cabernet Sauvignon
A balanced Cabernet Sauvignon ideal for weekday meals, this wine makes its intentions known with aromas of candied violets and classic dusty earth undertones are complemented by savory yet subtle sage, lavender and sweet French oak. The sweet supple entry teases the mouth with a confectionery blend of red fruits, raspberry, maraschino cherry and cranberry. The palate rounds out into flavors of strawberry, dark chocolate ganache, and cream caramel with notes of Bay leaf and Spanish olive adding complexity. This wine gracefully finishes with balanced acid and lighter tannins making the wine inviting and easy to drink.
Wine Spectator: Named "Top Value" on James Laube's Recommended California Cabernet's Issue
|Varietal Blend:||76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah, 2% Merlot|
|Fermentaion:||Short maceration time in stainless steel tanks|
|Aging:||15 mo in mixture in second used and neutral French oak|
|Release Date:||February 1st, 2014|