The Wine:åÊRound Pond Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
The Grape: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot
From:åÊNapa Valley, California
Tastes Like:åÊPlum, dark chocolate, black cherry
Pair With:åÊBeef, duck, venison
A true reflection of that signature Rutherford dust, this Cabernet Sauvignon embodies an old world meets new world style. Dark fruit intrigues with blackberry, cassis, and hints of lavender and bramble on the nose. On first sip, the fruit is crisp, with lively acidity that brings a beautiful freshness. Loads of black cherry and raspberry come through on the rich, full mid-palate. Bright red berries lead to a deeply complex and balanced finish with layers of rhubarb, pepper, roasted coffee and dark chocolate. From entry to finish, the wine builds texture and lingers on the palate with a historical nod to Rutherford dust. This an excellent wine now, but we highly recommendåÊlaying a few bottles down to cellar over the coming decade.