LIPARITA RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON
We are dedicated to bringing Liparita back to the luster of its glory days, by creating wine with the same frontier spirit that embodied the award-winning wines of its thriving past. The founder of Liparita, William S. Keyes, started the winery in 1880 with the aim of putting California wine front and center on the world stage. The label retains the heritage of the past, but displays the crested initial of my father, Spencer Hoopes. The winemaking concept is similar as well, focused on making great wines from extraordinary appellations. This modern Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon captures the unique characteristics of the dusty Rutherford soils.
Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
Composition: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
Barrel Type: Aged in small French oak barrels of which 30% were new French Oak
Barrel Aging: 8 months
TA: 5.5 g/L
Our 2017 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon evokes the dark fruit and earth so typical of the Rutherford AVA. Richly dense the nose opens with aromas of spice, plum, and black cherry. Hints of cacao nib and tobacco leaf add layered complexity to the firm yet full mouthfeel. The finish lingers with notes of graphite, vanilla, and peppercorn.