A stunning expression of Rutherford terroir from a fabulous vintage, the 2013 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, ripe and impeccably balanced. Generous blackberry and cassis aromas reveal layers of rum raisin, black licorice, violet, anise and summer savory. The flavors echo the aromas as they flow across the palate and then culminate in a deep-berry finish warmed by dark chocolate and vanilla from new oak barrels. The integrated, cocoa-powder tannins—a signature of Rutherford “dust”—enhance the opulent texture and firm structure, as well as giving cellar worthiness. Our winemakers suggest pairing the deliciously bold flavors of this Cabernet Sauvignon with braised lamb shanks, osso buco with creamy polenta, or Turkish meatballs with bulgur and smoky, grilled eggplant.