Nose

Our 2013 Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is decadently juicy with a fragrant nose of vanilla, cherry and leather.

Palate

Wonderfully rich and supple on the palate, expressing lush black cherry and blackberry flavors, this wine is complex, complemented by notes of molasses, cocoa nibs and thyme. Age worthy, with elegantly integrated tannins, this wine is delightful now and will continue to mature for the next decade.

Growing Conditions

Peju’s Rutherford Estate is a California Certified Organic vineyard, and is planted primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Persephone Ranch is sustainably farmed and its Pope Valley climate is suited to grow Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Drawing from such varied terroir, the wines exhibit the perfect blend of mountain-fruit focus and Rutherford complexity. A textbook grape growing year for the Napa Valley, 2013 started off with healthy winter rains leading into a warm, dry spring and an early bud break. The extended heat spike at the start of July made summer temperatures consistently warm, allowing the grapes to mature steadily and develop complex flavors. Winemaker Sara Fowler describes 2013 as “beautiful, balanced and delicious.”