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2014 Rutherford Bench Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This dark red wine has aromas of black licorice, peppercorn and dried fruit flowing into notes of vanilla and cinnamon. On the palate, the earthy richness gives way to red cherry and peppercorn then rolls into vanilla, baking spice, and cigar box, 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, and the newer estate property called Tonella. The Sequoia Grove site is cooler with more alluvial soils. The Tonella site is slightly warmer with rockier, clay-based soils. All of the fruit was picked by hand and then berry sorted before undergoing a 2-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 May 2016.

Video Tasting Note

Enjoy this short video featuring our President & Director of Winemaking, Michael Trujillo as he describes 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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$75.00 per Bottle
$900.00 per Case
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2014
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
82% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Cabernet Franc
6% Merlot
3% Petit Verdot
Appellation Rutherford
Acid 5.8 g/L
PH 3.79
Bottling Date May 2016
Alcohol % 14.4
Size 750 ml