2016 Duckhorn Rutherford
This is a single Rutherford AVA-designated Cabernet Sauvignon. Dan and Margaret Duckhorn founded the winery and their legacy in 1976. Well-known for their coveted Three Palms Merlots, Duckhorn continues its momentum in crafting ultra-premium Napa Cabernets in the same vein. This Rutherford Cabernet reveals a deep medium ruby color that opens with attractive crème de cassis, dusty earthy elements and finely tapered ripe tannins. There is complexity at every turn and a lengthy finish that is mind-boggling. If you need to be massaged at night, this wine will fulfill every expectation. Duckhorn’s “Howell Mountain” bottling is a youthful mountain interpretation with an explosive amount of mixed black fruits and a multidimensional personality.