2019 Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford
Showcasing just what the world-class Rutherford AVA can bring to the table, Bella Union’s first estate-grown, Rutherford-designated Cabernet resounds with velvety tannins, red fruit flavors and the region’s trademark dusty spice.
Approachable yet cellar-worthy, this debut vintage leads with a luscious cherry-floral perfume, with soft espresso and spice undertones. The palate is generous and loaded with velvety tannins, red cherry and berry flavors, along with hints of cocoa and raspberry preserves, along with the dusty-earth accents that are hallmarks of the Rutherford Bench.
An artful union of Cabernet from two extraordinary estate vineyards, this is Bella Union’s first estate-grown and Rutherford-designated wine. Both vineyards stretches across the western Rutherford bench, where the well-drained loams and open exposure yields concentrated Cabernet clusters with juicy red and blue fruit flavors and supple tannins.
October 25, October 26, October 30 and November 1
17 months, 48% new French Oak