2017 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.
This deep ruby wine opens to primary aromas of cherry, mixed berries, and plum, with hints of graphite. Secondary aromas show graham cracker, vanilla, spun sugar, toast, coffee, and cola. The entry is bright, and like the aromas, the flavors expanding on the palate show primarily fresh red fruit integrated with oak influences of toast, graham cracker, and vanilla. Ripe tannins are soft and polished, and acidity is bright and juicy. The finish is long, with the red fruit continuing to the end.