CABERNET SAUVIGNON, RUTHERFORD

Taub Family Vineyards

APPELLATION

Napa Valley

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKERS

Tom Hinde

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
14.1%

2014

92POINTS

Wine Spectator
SEPTEMBER 2017
2016

93POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
NOVEMBER 2018
BACKGROUND

The Taub family’s 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 style, set Taub Family Vineyards wines apart and deeply root them in America’s best known wine region. The valley oak pictured on the label, a familiar part of any Napa landscape, further reinforces the wine’s connection with its provenance.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

The grapes are grown on the benches and foothill vineyards in Rutherford AVA. The deep and well-drained soils are primarily gravel, sand, and loam. The harvest took place mid-October. The must was cold soaked (5–7 days), followed by a warm fermentation (85–90°F), with regular pump-overs and post-fermentation maceration. Put to barrel on full fermentation lees for malolactic fermentation with racking every four months.

WINEMAKING

Hand-sorted and fully-destemmed to small closed fermenters with soft crushing. Native and select Bordeaux yeast isolates are used. Put to barrel on fermentation lees for malolactic fermentation.

AGEING

Total 18 months aging, in French Oak (75% new).

TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby color. On the nose, intense aromas with ripe blueberries and plums. A complex midpalate and weighty mouthfeel with plush flavors and spice notes. Balanced and smooth tannins lead to a lingering finish. Pairs well with grilled red meats, roasts, and hard cheeses.

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