This beautifully balanced wine from Rutherford begins with concentrated aromas of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, and plum followed by hints of rosemary, lavender and dark chocolate. The balanced acidity is in perfect harmony with the silky, soft tannins leading to a long flavorful finish with slightly spicy undertones. Pair this wine with roasted lamb or grilled, marinated top sirloin steak.
Napa Valley experienced an above-average rainfall in the early months of 2019 with over 50 inches of rain in Rutherford. The residual moisture and colder than average soils led to a delayed start in budbreak. Spring and summer enjoyed moderate temperatures with no significant heat spikes until August. The harvest began in early September and finished the first week of November.
These grapes were grown at Austin’s Vineyard, home to our winery in the heart of Rutherford’s viticultural area, one of the world’s preeminent sites for Cabernet Sauvignon. Its loamy soils and sunny, warm days create an elegant wine with red fruit flavors and smooth tannins. We farm our vineyards naturally, using the principles of regenerative agriculture, and they are certified organic.
Oct. 7 – Nov. 6, 2019
24.2 Brix average
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc