This Cabernet Sauvignon is from Rutherford Hill's hillside estate vineyard and is Napa Green Certified
Aged in new French oak
Approachable now and can be cellared for 10-plus years
This special wine has a big, lush structure that is well balanced with acidity and rich tannins
Many say that the Rutherford appellation is the birthplace of some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. The 2015 vintage was celebrated for small berries with concentrated flavors leading to complex and delicious wines. The fruit for this exclusive barrel of 2015 Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon was grown in our Rutherford estate vineyard, high on a hill high above the winery, overlooking the valley floor. The terroir imparts its own character on the fruit, which is known as “Rutherford dust.” The 2015 vintage boasts concentrated flavors of dark fruits with lush tannins that roll over the palate.
Winemaker, Rutherford Hill Winery
Growing up among the vineyards of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, I guess perhaps I was destined to find a career in winemaking. At a young age, I recall visits to the vineyards to watch my godfather, a vineyard manager, work with the vines. And like most people who grow up in wine country, wine was a typical fixture at my family's dinner table. I developed a deep appreciation for the process of taking the tender grapes from vine to the glass, generating the spark of what would become my professional calling
Country born: United States
Education: Marisa graduated from the University of California, Davis, first with a B.S. in Chemistry and then an M.S. in Food Science-Enology.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
What is in the glass should reflect what is in the vineyards. My desire is to to help the grapes express themselves in the best possible way.
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