Aiken Rutherford Cabernet 2009
Some of the most historic wines produced in California are Cabernet Sauvignon from the Rutherford Bench. I have spent my entire career focused on creating Cabernet at the very highest level from this hallowed region. For years I have felt that these Cabernets are complete wines that need no other varietals blended in to fill in voids in aroma, flavor or body. The gravelly bench land soil produces wines stylistically between those of the valley floor and those from hillside vineyards. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is classic Rutherford showing black cherry, black olive and firm yet refined tannins that will allow the wine to age and improve for decades.