Sanctuary Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 California Red Wine 750mL


92 rating from Wine & Spirits
“Tight and austere when first opened. What starts as a perfumed note, one that takes Rutherford dust into powder-puff territory, begins to turn toward green-tea-leaf as the tannins allow the firm and juicy core of the wine to show. Give this several hours in a decanter….”  Best Buy”

From the winery
“Our Cabernet was fermented in tank and kept in contact with the skins for 25-28 days, after which the skins were pressed off in a basket press and the hard press kept separate. After 100% malolactic fermentation was completed, the wine was aged in French barrels (72% new) for 13 months before bottling.”

Aroma: blueberries, ripe black cherries and black plums, with notes of cola spice and caramel
Mouthfeel: full body, soft lingering tannins
Flavors: black fruit, allspice and sweet oak

Appellation Napa Valley, Rutherford

Varietal content 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU: sanctuary-cab Categories: ,


From the Winery
Our Cabernet sanctuary is the Rutherford Bench, the most heralded source of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. Stretching three miles from Oakville to Rutherford along the western edge of Route 29, the Rutherford Bench promises a wonderfully long growing season. The soil is dominated by Franciscan marine sedimentary materials, with some volcanic deposits, producing wine with the unique dusty-berry-spicy flavor profile known as Rutherford Dust.”

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in