2019 Duckhorn Vineyards Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The Rutherford winegrowing region has long been the source for some of the Napa Valley’s most storied Cabernets, and for many years, this coveted fruit has played an important role in our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Building on our experience with these exceptional grapes, this wine captures the essence of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, from its lovely layers of blackberry, cassis and tobacco to the dusty minerality that has come to define the legendary wines from this appellation.
The 2019 growing season produced a stunning expression of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, with luxurious aromas of brambly fruit, blueberry, blackberry and black currant. As it evolves on the palate, lush red berry flavors emerge, as well as more savory notes and hints of rich milk chocolate. Framed by the dusty minerality that makes the Rutherford appellation famous, this age-worthy wine glides to a long, luscious finish.
2019 brought another exceptional vintage to Napa Valley, resulting in wines with alluring polish and poise! The season began with a wet winter followed by a mild spring. While this led to a slightly later-than-normal start to the season, ideal summer weather with no significant heat spikes ensured ideal flavor development, yielding complex and vibrant whites, and refined reds with elegant tannins, enticing aromatics and beautiful fruit flavors.
Aged 16 months in 100% French oak 50% new, 50% neutral