Found on the legendary Rutherford Bench at the base of the Mayacamas mountains, this vineyard sits on the melange of soils that defines Napa Valley. It was once home to BV’s Georges de Latour Private Reserve made by renowned winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff. A combination of soils that influences grapes in flavor and in tannin, often referred to as “Rutherford Dust,” produces some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world.
One of Napa Valley’s warmer AVAs, Rutherford is home to some of the most prominent wineries and vineyards. Lying low on the valley floor, this region is composed of well-drained gravel, loam and sand, all of which contribute to the area’s distinguished “Rutherford Dust” terroir. Rutherford Cabernets display great elegance, full-bodied flavor and dusty tannins.
This historic heritage site never disappoints. Signature black cherry components are all over the nose and palate with even more dark fruit components and blackberry preserve notes than previous vintages. Fruit-driven with a touch of Rutherford dust on the palate, a curious note of sabarilla and sweet spice make the full-bodied George III Cabernet memorable and intriguing. Soft, round tannins give a hedonistic edge to this wine.