2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
We are honored to be able to produce wine from the historic Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard, which has been growing world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon for 75 years. This site combines well-draining soils from the former creek bed with ideal sun exposure to yield wines with richness, fruit intensity and structure. The 2009 edition of this wine has a deep purple color with a garnet rim, and fills the glass with enchanting aromas of cherry, red currant, caramel and dried thyme. The palate is fruit forward with plenty of brambly raspberry backed up by chewy, smoky tannins and just enough acidity to make your mouth water. The lengthy, elegant finish features black olive, roasted marshmallow and the signature dust of Rutherford. Although delicious and ready to drink now, this wine has the stuffing to last up to fifteen years in your cellar.
91 points Wine Spectator
"A rich, gusty style, with a dense, deep core of blackberry, currant, mocha-vanilla and dried herb, this maintains a powerful profile through a mass of chewy tannins. Drink now through 2024. 300 cases made." –Wine Spectator