In 1996 we introduced our first offering of the Rutherford and the 2007 vintage stands proudly in that tradition as a wine of distinct purpose, origin and taste. In this wine the a sRutherford Dusta t produces aromas of black berry and sweet tobacco. Flavors of currant and cherry meld with touches of cedar, vanilla and olive tapenade across the palate. The mouth-feel is plush and velvety, marked by fine-grain tannins and a long finish.
Rutherford: no other name in the Napa Valley conjures such strong identity. Gustave Niebaum, Georges de Latour, André Tchelistcheff, and John Daniel all built their dreams and hopes around capturing the haunting essence of this remarkable place. Cabernet sauvignon, the vessel used to express their passion, has long been recognized as the perfect muse for the Rutherford soils. "Rutherford Dust" is the term that André attributed to those incredible aromatics, seemingly the most delicate of balances between the rich black fruit of the north valley and the taut essence of green olives and bay more typical of the south. The "Rutherford Bench" is the area defined by the western slopes of Rutherford and home to the most legendary of all Rutherford's cabernets.
This is a wine that enhances everything from the arrival of the first guest through the clearing of the cheese course.