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2013 Rutherford Bench Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage   |  2013 2012 2011

This deep red wine has aromas of blackberry pie, ripe red cherries, espresso bean and baking spices. The supple, red fruit gives way to an earthy richness on the palate, highlighted by notes of dark chocolate, black cherry and cinnamon spice, all pulled together by the velvety texture and substantial body that make this wine uniquely Rutherford. Winery Exclusive



The fruit for this wine is from the original estate property at Sequoia Grove, a vineyard planted in the mid-1990s to all five Bordeaux varietals. The valley soils are alluvial and gravelly. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested between October 2nd and 15th at 26.6 and 28 Brix. The Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec were harvested between October 1st and 15th at 26 and 27.2 Brix. All of the fruit was picked by hand and then berry sorted before undergoing a 2-3 day cold soak. Each small lot was inoculated with one from an assortment of French yeast strains, with gentle pumpovers done 2-3 times per day. The wine was racked two times and aged in our underground cellar for 22 months before bottling in June 2015 and release in December 2016.

Video Tasting Note

Enjoy this short video featuring our President & Director of Winemaking, Michael Trujillo or our Winemaker, Molly Hill as they describe what makes this wine interesting and unique. You’ll get the inside scoop on the history of the wine, where the grapes are sourced from and the winemaker’s goal and philosophy. Pour yourself a glass of Sequoia Grove wine and enjoy the show!

Featured Recipe

We believe that wine is best enjoyed with food, family and friends. Enjoy this featured recipe but don’t hesitate to try it with any of our wines. We believe that slight adjustments to your food – typically a squeeze of lemon and dash of salt, will help any dish accent the wine. Want to learn more? Take our “A Taste For Cabernet” seminar next time you are visiting and be prepared to be amazed.

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$80.00 per Bottle
Vintage 2013
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
81% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Merlot
7% Cabernet Franc
3% Malbec
1% Petit Verdo
Appellation Napa Valley
Harvest Date October 2013
Sugar 26.6 Brix
Acid 5.6 g/L
PH 3.81
Aging 22 Months
Barrel Aging
64% French Oak
Ageability 10-15 Years
Bottling Date June 2015
Alcohol % 14.4
Size 750 ml