The Alice Block vineyard in Rutherford is really coming into its own. After being replanted in 2006, the vineyard is now in its 10th year and is starting to rival the best vineyards in the valley. Rutherford has for decades been famous for its exquisite Cabernets because of its magical soil. While there is something special about the soil of this vineyard, the passion we put into the vineyard allows the grapes grown here to exceed a vintner’s wild imagination.
Another 95 pt. plus vintage and the great fruit from the Alice Block has produced a 2016 Cabernet that is our best to date. It has the typical expression of the area and is instantly recognized with its distinctive Rutherford dust. Deep garnet in color with aromas of jammy blackberries and opulent dark plum while oak influences of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove round up the nose. The palate is supple, lush and voluptuous with flavors of black currant, tobacco, plum and dark chocolate, concluding with a lengthy, fruity finish
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot
Appellation: 100% Napa Valley Rutherford
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Description: 100% French oak, 65% new
Cellar Potential: Drink now or cellar for the next 15-20 years.
Wine Making Info: Aged in French oak barrels for 20 month
Winemaker: Paul Johnson, Gary Galleron