Updated: Dec 4, 2019
I surprised my producer with this wine when we filmed episode 4. I wanted to bring a wine that would make us all turn into wine snobs after one sip! This Rutherford NEVER disappoints. It is fantastic every time I'm lucky enough to enjoy a glass. This is one of the smoothest, yet big bold fruit forward wines I've had. I love the velvety tannins that give it that "chewy" mouth feel. I love the finish. This is one wine that you should slowly sip on and savor each mouth full.
What did Pine Ridge have to say about this wine?
The 2015 Rutherford grapes were so delicious this year that we bottled this offering as 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. This classic Cabernet opens with lush, aromas of sweet ripe red fruit, blueberry, mineral and earthy notes. The richly textured flavors echo the aromas, and then pick up dark cherry, hints of cranberry, vanilla, and mocha. This wine displays a firm backbone, yet is soft and chewy with a lingering finish. PAIRING Food pairings with the Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon are a breeze if you focus on simple recipes like grilled steak or duck kebabs with figs. For the cheese plate, pair with Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, a grassy and nutty cheese from Vermont.
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