“MORISOLI BORGES VINEYARD” CABERNET SAUVIGNON, RUTHERFORD

Taub Family Vineyards

APPELLATION

Rutherford, Napa Valley

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKERS

Tom Hinde

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.70
Alcohol
14.5%

2019

93POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
AUGUST 2022
2017

94POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
NOVEMBER 2021
BACKGROUND

Taub Family Vineyards was born out of a dream four generations in the making. It’s a story that began during a pivotal time in U.S. wine history, just days after Prohibition was repealed, and one that is far from completion. The latest chapter is now unfolding as Proprietor Marc D. Taub and his son Jake explore some of California’s most exciting appellations.

Wine has always been the centerpiece of the family’s narrative and livelihood and Marc D. Taub grew up with a deep appreciation for the art of winemaking. His grandfather Marty played an instrumental role in the wine business from the early 1930s, and Marc’s father David later joined Marty’s side to build upon his dream. Marc always knew he would follow in their footsteps. This came to fruition in 2013, when Marc acquired Napa Valley producer Heritance – which later evolved to Taub Family Vineyards. The winery represents some of the best sites in Napa Valley. Each wine embodies a pure expression of its respective AVA and vineyard microsite and are crafted for elegance and extraordinary balance.

The valley oak pictured on the label, a familiar part of any Napa Valley landscape, honors the family’s provenance, while the diamond at the base of the tree represents the seed planted for the legacy of generations to come.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

AVA: Rutherford, Clone: 7, Rootstock: 5C and O39-16. Located on the west side of Hwy 29, south of Niebaum lane. Gravel-rich, volcanogenic alluvial soils of the Rutherford Bench.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and hand-sorted. Cold soak lasts for 3-5 days, followed by approximately 14 days of fermentation with three daily pump-overs. Fermented to dry on skins with an additional 7 to 14 days extended maceration to optimize the flavor, mouthfeel and tannin structure of the wine. Drained, pressed, and transferred to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and ageing.

Aged for 22 months in 80% new French oak.

TASTING NOTES

Deep garnet-purple colored with a beguiling bouquet of dark plum and blackberries combined with savory hints of tobacco, anise, and herbs de Provence. Full-bodied, broad, and plush with tremendous structure and intensity, displaying a palate full of blueberries, black and red currants, licorice, baker’s chocolate, coffee beans and quintessential “Rutherford dust.” Generous and tense, the bright lingering finish is lifted by nervy energy and vibrant acidity.

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