Taub Family - Rutherford - Cabernet Sauvignon
Overview: The grapes are grown on the benches and foothill vineyards in premier vineyards in Rutherford. The deep and well-drained soils are primarily gravel, sand, and loam. The average age of the vines are 20-25 years old. Hand-sorted and fully-destemmed to small closed fermenters with soft crushing. Native and select Bordeaux yeast isolates are used. The must was cold soaked (5–7 days), followed by a warm fermentation (85–90°F), with regular pump-overs and post-fermentation maceration. Put to barrel on full fermentation lees for malolactic fermentation with racking every four months. Total 18 months aging, in French Oak (75% new).
Tasting Notes: This wine has intense aromas with ripe blueberries and plums. A complex midpalate and weighty mouthfeel with plush flavors and spice notes. Deep ruby color. On the nose, intense aromas with ripe blueberries and plums.
Pairing: Beef and venison
Points: 90, Wine Enthusiast
Format/ABV: 750 ml/14.1%
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