We’ve selected this wine, offered exclusively at the winery, from our favorite barrels of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. It reflects the cool 2011 vintage with its lovely, red fruit aromatics, bright flavors and underlying minerality. The red currant and brambly blackberry aromas are tinged with complex hints of sassafras, dark chocolate, hibiscus tea and espresso bean. The wine’s gentle entry on the palate reveals a beam of black cherry and toasted almond, while fine Rutherford Dust tannins and vibrant acidity provide structure and carry the flavors through a long finish. Filet of beef with Cabernet sauce; lamb roasted with garlic and rosemary; and aged white cheddar with walnut toasts would nicely complement this Cabernet Sauvignon.