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The expansive aromas and flavors of our 2008 Provenance Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon are filled with brambly blackberry, dark plum, black cherry and cassis character. Hints of clove, black pepper and mocha add warmth to the aromas, while toffee and hazelnut notes from oak aging linger on the dark-fruit palate. Cocoa powder tannins, a signature of Rutherford terroir, firmly frame the generous, mouthfilling flavors.
To achieve the Rutherford Dust signature in this Cabernet Sauvignon, Provenance winemakers Tom Rinaldi and Chris Cooney selected 45 percent of the grapes from Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III, 15 percent from Hewitt Vineyard and 10 percent from our estate vineyard. These three outstanding vineyards are located in the Rutherford American Viticultural Area (AVA)—Vineyard Georges III on the eastern side and the Hewitt and Provenance estate vineyards on the west—where the valley’s sun exposure, climate and soils are particularly well suited to Cabernet Sauvignon. We selected the balance of the grapes from other exceptional vineyards within the Rutherford AVA.