2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Heritage Reserve | Rutherford
Our Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon comes from one of the most prestigious and historic Cabernet vineyards in Napa Valley. Since its inception in 1895, it has been the source of some truly legendary Cabernets. We refer to this vineyard by its abbreviated name, G3, and it produces a wine that is everything you would expect from a world-class Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon – dust, black cherry, cassis, current, cocoa, cedar, a touch of graphite and barrel spice, and a hint of mint. We blended G3 Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc to yield a wine of velvety opulence and balance. The wine exhibits soft but grainy tannins, crisp acidity, and integrated oak with great weight and texture in the mid palate and a lingering finish on the back palate. This is a wine that makes you want to sit down and take it all in one sip at a time. Even though it has immediate appeal, this wine should continue to develop and gain complexity over the next 10-to-15 years.