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2013 Rutherford Bench Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 6-Liter

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

Description

HARVEST & WINEMAKING

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.

$1,050.00 per Bottle
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Vintage 2013
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Composition
81% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Merlot
7% Cabernet Franc
3% Malbec
1% Petit Verdot
Harvest Date October 2013
Acid 5.6 g/L
PH 3.81
Bottling Date June 2015
Alcohol % 14.4
Size 6.0 L