The grapes were harvested at full maturity while retaining high acidity and low pH. Even in its youth—right out of the tank—the aromas were mature and defined. We bottled the wine just a bit earlier than usual with slightly less exposure to the barrel to ensure preservation of the wine’s character. This Cabernet Sauvignon has all the hallmarks of the legendary Cabernets of Rutherford: the deep, cassis-currant aromas, the classic notes of ‘Rutherford Dust,’ and the earthen flavors of cedar and black olive. The mouthfeel is plush across the palate with velvety tannins, yet balanced by bright acidy and firm structure that hints at promising years to come. Pair it with rack of lamb, N.Y. Strip, or just another glass! This wine is destined to give decades of drinking pleasure.