2016 Ithica Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

$ 85.00

2016 Ithica Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

We picked an amazing vintage to add another wine to the CV portfolio and we are very pleased with our first bottling from this Rutherford site. The moderate but amply warm growing season allowed us to pick at full phenolic ripeness while maintaining  enough acidity to create a rich and bold effort with varietal correctness while allowing the site specifics qualities to shine. The sweet nose smells of rose petals and red cherry with spicy cedar and wet soil. Youthful yet intriguing this Rutherford wine hits all the marks of a valley floor Cabernet.  Full to medium bodied with a significant fruit core, hints of dried herbs, cassis and kirsch with fine round tannins and a healthy dose of acid helping to keep the wine lively and energetic. Although I would classify this wine as an early drinker there should be no problem letting it hang out in the cellar to gain some complexity.

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ithica Vineyard in Rutherford
  • Clone 4 
  • 100% percent french oak 85% new 15% used
  • unfined and unfiltered

111 cases

94 points-Jeb Dunnuck(1/31/2020)