Heady sweet aromas of cherry and dried cranberry emerge on the nose, backed by dark
cocoa, slight bay leaf and waves of ripe berries and cream.
Soft and full upon entry, the 2004 Rutherford Cabernet
Sauvignon offers luscious flavors of cherry, cocoa and briar, with well-integrated tannins and a spicy finish.
Enjoy now or cellar for ten years.
The 2004 vintage produced light yields across all varieties for Pine Ridge. A mild winter and early
spring led to an early budbreak and bloom, followed by moderate summer temperatures that saw harvest completed
by September’s end. While we experienced some hot, dry conditions in early September, hand selection
of the fruit and meticulous berry sorting techniques resulted in a vintage that is firm and concentrated, without
Grapes were hand harvested in mid-to-late September 2004, from our three narrowly-spaced estate
vineyards in the Rutherford appellation.
This wine was not fined and was
bottled in June of 2006.
This vintage we continued our sorting capacity for all grapes to include both cluster and berry
sorting prior to light crushing. A long season and rich maturity of tannins allowed for an extended maceration
of 27 to 40 days. This contact with the skins develops the expansive mouthfeel and tannin structure of the wine.
Aged in new, one, and two-vintage-old French oak barrels for 15 to 16 months.