Provenance 2011 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Barrel-Select Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon reflects Napa Valley’s 2011 vintage with its profoundly concentrated flavors and generous, round tannin structure. The saturated black cherry and juicy, brambly blackberry aromas are layered with hints of cassis, brioche, violet and bergamot tea. The expansive palate is weighty and richly textured, with dark-fruit character that lingers through the finish. Aging in French oak barrels gave the wine its harmonious balance of oak and fruit expression; while Rutherford Dust tannins and vibrant acidity provide an elegant structure.
Provenance 2012 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon
The relaxed, high-quality 2012 harvest was a winemaker’s dream. The ideal growing season—well-timed rains, no frost during bud break, and perfect weather for bloom, berry-set and ripening—was textbook Napa Valley. Long stretches of sunny days coupled with foggy nights gave our 2012 wines exceptionally rich, expressive flavors and impeccable balance. We had no weather pressures—from either pending rains or excessive heat—to rush the harvest. Instead, we had the luxury of waiting until the grapes reached absolute perfect maturity.
Provenance 2013 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon
Complex nuances of violet and sassafras weave through the generous blackberry and cassis aromas and flavors of our 2013 Barrel-Select Rutherford Cabernet. Subtle notes of wild sage and earthy truffle appear as the wine evolves in the glass. The expansive palate is weighty and richly textured, with dark-fruit character that lingers through the finish. Aging in new French oak barrels added hints of ginger-spice and toasty espresso to the wine’s harmonious fruit and oak balance, while Rutherford “dust” tannins and vibrant acidity provide the wine’s elegant, yet firm, structure.
Provenance 2014 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2014 Barrel-Select Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon offers a compelling and refined expression of the famous Rutherford appellation. By selecting the finest barrels of the vintage—ones that represent different soils, exposures and clones—we created a wine with deft balance and complex flavors. Shades of rose petal and minerals add interest to the generous blackberry and sweet black currant aromas. Aging in new French oak barrels integrated tones of toasty vanilla-caramel. The unctuous flavors are weighty and richly textured, with dark-fruit notes that linger on and on. The tannins are chewy and expansive mid-palate, and then turn finely textured on the Rutherford Dust finish.