Very attractive aromas of currants, blackberries and dark chocolate. Full body, soft and round tannins and a flavorful finish. Juicy and rich. Dusty undertones that give away the Rutherford style. Drink or hold.
Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Varieties100% Cabernet Sauvignon
DescriptionHeritance is the cornerstone Napa Valley brand of the Taub Family Vineyards. The familys roots in the California wine business date back to the days just following the end of Prohibition. Three generations of Taubs, starting with Martin Taub, have contributed to an illustrious and enterprising legacy in the wine and spirits trade. A commitment to classic Napa Valley style sets Heritance wines apart and deeply roots them in Americas most celebrated wine region. The name Heritance is fittingly derived from a combination of 'heritage' and 'inheritance,' signifying the start of a new tradition and the continuation of an enduring legacy. The valley oak pictured on the label, a familiar sight in any Napa landscape, represents the Taub familys deep wine industry roots in California and further reinforces the wines connection with its provenance. The diamond at the base of the tree symbolizes the seed that remains planted for future generations.Under the experienced eye of chief winemaker Tom Hinde, Heritance wines uphold a tradition of elegance. The winery represents the best sites in St. Helena, Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford including Cabernet Sauvignon from the renowned Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard.
VinificationHand-sorted and fully-destemmed to small closed fermenters. Native and select Bordeaux yeast isolates are used. Put to barrel on fermentation lees for malolactic fermentation. Racked every 4 months during 18 months aging. 100% French Oak (75% new).
ColorDeep ruby color.
NoseIntense and brooding aromas with hints of black currant, plum, cedar, dust and roasted coffee.
PalateA complex mid-palate and weighty mouthfeel with vanilla and evolved spice notes. Balanced and refined tannins lead to a lingering finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.4 %pH: 3.65TA: 6.2 g/l
750 ml, 1.5 L
Serving SuggestionsPairs well with grilled red meats, roasts, and hard cheeses.
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