Our 2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits the gorgeous terroir expression inherent in the appellation, with amplification from the superb 2012-growing season. The classic Cabernet Sauvignon profile of blackberry and cassis melds with subtle mint, mocha and violet in the aromas and flavors. Hints of hazelnut, from the slowly toasted French oak barrels, linger on the dark-chocolate finish. The integrated Rutherford Dust tannins enhance the opulent texture and supple structure, as well as giving cellar worthiness. This food-friendly Cabernet Sauvignon makes a bold statement paired with sizzling rib-eye steak, Moroccan spiced lamb shanks, braised pork loin, pasta with truffles and aged cheeses, and other richly flavored food.