Napa Valley Rutherford Cabernet embodies a captivating elegance that’s amplified by a winemaker’s passion for the grape. Dave Desante’s admiration for winemaking began at age ten, and it’s taken him all over the world, from Margaret River, Australia to Chateau Petrus in Bordeaux. In Napa Valley, he’s revered as an expert winemaking consultant and was the founding winemaker for Tierra Roja.

Rutherford Cab is distinctly recognizable for its mineral-laced cherry fruit, intense red currants, elegance, and classic Rutherford dusty tannins. Dave Desante sourced his grapes from the Northern end of the Rutherford bench, and his wine gracefully harmonizes finely etched details and tannins in a way that gives voice to the region.

In other words: Deep Dark and Juicy… like whoa!!! Hot Damn that’s Delicious.

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Tasting Notes from Master Sommelier: “The DeSante Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 begins with a penetrating nose of Mountain blackberries, dark cherries, and Burgundy plums, along with hints of crushed granite, and cedar. The palate is elegantly styled, focused, and concentrated with mixed berries, red currants, ripe plum and vanilla spice, along with that classic Rutherford dust character. This is a beautiful wine to drink now, and will effortlessly age for well over a decade.KEVIN VOGT 94 POINTS

The 2017 vintage combined 88% Cabernet Sauvignon with 12% Petit Verdot co-fermented and aged it for 20 months in barrel. The wine is precisely detailed, elegant, and caresses your palate with grace and persistence.

Desante Rutherford Cabernet
Desante Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

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