An exotic combination of earthy notes and jammy fruits gives our 2014 Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon a remarkable Rutherford expression. This wine has a deep bouquet of black cherry, green olive, mineral and earth. A medley of plum and cherry fruits mingle with olive, herb and black tea. Dark fruit and charred oak accentuate these flavors and rich, coating tannins carry the wine into an expansive finish.
The Quarry Vineyard is planted along the slopes above the Silverado Trail on the east side of Rutherford. The name comes from the old quarry that was the source of a white rock used in the ghost winery that still stands beside the vineyard. Three distinct hillside blocks, each experiencing its own unique soil and exposure, are harvested from this vineyard. The white, rocky loam soils are well drained, and the vines are of moderate vigor. Cluster and berry size varies from block to block, but all are small to moderate. This vineyard has full exposure to the afternoon sun.