2016 Pine Ridge Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
Since the 1930’s the Rutherford region has been recognized as a source of superlative Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley. With estate vineyards totaling 54 acres within this single appellation, we make the most of the area’s well-drained gravel and loam soils, producing wines of outstanding balance and elegance.
The Rutherford appellation, always a favorite, shows earthy, savory, red fruit aromas followed by flavors that mirror the aromas with red raspberry, cherry, red licorice, vanilla, and graham crackers. Bright on entry, the fruit freshness carries through the dusty tannins and broad finish. The 2016 vintage is more of an extrovert than typical years. It is still elegant, but shows more muscle and personality.