Taub Family Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Rutherford|
|Brand||Taub Family Vineyards|
Dark garnet-purple in color. Presents a lifted bouquet with aromatics of plum and cherry combined with cedar box, dried herbs, graphite, mint and dusty earth. The wine offers a polished and alluring palate full of plum, dark maraschino cherry, roasted coffee bean, tobacco leaf, bergamot tea and subtle vanillin braced by a backbone of supple, dusty tannins. The structure builds to a lengthy, sustained savory finish balanced by the concentrated layers of fruit, dried herbs, and classic Rutherford soil-tinged minerality.
Nicely compact, with a core of steeped red currant, plum and blackberry fruit that should unwind in the near future. Alder and licorice notes score the finish, with good latent energy. Best from 2022 through 2031. 1,500 cases made.