2016 Martin Ray Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
Known for its own unique terroir, some of the most nuanced Napa Cabernet grows in Rutherford. Our bottling sets a standard for depth and structure with incredible tertiary notes of herbaceous earth and dust.
Volcanic Benchland vineyards in the heart of the valley east of the Mayacamas range.
Perfect growing conditions, with lingering fog and warm daytime highs in the summer develop complex fruit due to an extended ripening period. This prolific vineyard was carefully planted for optimal sun exposure in soil composed of gravel, loam and volcanic deposits.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ideal conditions from beginning to end, offering ideal results throughout. Foggy and cool mornings with minimal heat spikes.
Fermented in small 4-6 ton open top fermenters, with thrice daily pump overs for cap management. Upon finishing fermentation the wine is allowed to rest on its skins for up to a month. Aged in 65% new French oak for 18 months.
Dark black cherry cordial, red currant, with notes of graphite and green peppercorn. Dried chili flake with earthy cayenne and herbs de Provence offer a distinct savory finish in contrast to the deep, dark fruit, powerful tannins and striking minerality.