Auction 26 | Lot No. 79
Rutherford Ranch Winery
Abela Vineyard Charlie's Reserve
10 cases produced
- Your wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our sustainably certified estate Abela Vineyard
- Handcrafted in four upright French oak puncheons with the barrel heads removed
- Separated the free-run-only wine from the grape skins at the end of fermentation
- Aging 18 months in French oak
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon comes exclusively from our estate Abela Vineyard, which is in the heart of the Rutherford nested appellation, just off the Silverado Trail. Named after Charlie Abela, an original proprietor of the winery, our Abela Vineyard is sustainably grown and hand-harvested at the peak of ripeness.
We fermented this wine in four upright French oak 500-liter puncheons. Fermenting this wine for 28 days on the skins leads to an intense mouthfeel and well-integrated, chalky tannins. Separating the free-run-wine from the skins at the end of fermentation offers elegant flavors and aromas of black fruit, violet, lavender and graphite.
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Rutherford Ranch Winery
Marc joins Rutherford Wine Company with a strong background in California winemaking, with a focus on Napa and Sonoma. He was most recently the winemaker for Treasury Wine Estate’s Etude Wines. He gained experience with other brands such as Chateau St. Jean, Sledgehammer and Run Riot and has international experience with Wolf Blass in Barossa Valley.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Wine and Viticulture/Enology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Country born: United States
Education: Bachelor of Science in Wine and Viticulture/Enology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Q&A With the Winemaker
Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?
A: Lot Features: This wine is 100% estate grown and bottled. This is a single vineyard wine. This wine is sustainably produced.
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