2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

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2016 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, 750ml
$100.00
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Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Rutherford
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol content
14.9%
Oak
100% French oak, 70% new
Time in Oak
20 months
Winemaker Name
Glenn Hugo

Vintage Notes
The 2016 vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon remained on track with previous years in terms of smaller yields of slightly smaller clusters. The quality of the lower yields remained high, in spite of early concerns about the few heat spikes during early summer months. Fortunately, cooler August temperatures slowed ripening to a luxurious pace which allowed us to harvest each parcel at optimal ripeness.

Vineyard Notes
The grapes for our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from vineyards on both sides of the Rutherford bench. One vineyard is located near Highway 29, the other, a small block along the Silverado Trail, in melding these two distinctive vineyard sources we find incredible complexity in our finished Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Notes
Dense aromatics of cocoa and cedar open into red cherry, black currant and boysenberry notes. On the palate, this well-structured wine reveals red fruit, crushed minerals and savory dried herbs. Mouth-coating and full-bodied, this wine packs a punch on the finish that’s sure to delight fans of Rutherford Cabernet.

Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon