Four Virtues Cabernet Sauvignon
Showcasing the flavours of Bourbon Oak Ageing.
A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec, 3% Zinfandel is aged in French and American oak, and then finished in heavily charred new American oak Bourbon barrels for 1-3 months.
This heavy charring imparts nuanced layers of caramel, vanilla and toasty oak to the wine’s naturally intense dark berry character. The result is a robust, deliciously complex and silky smooth Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon.
An intense, full-bodied wine.Vibrant aromas of blackberry, cherry and dark chocolate, with notes of cinnamon, roasted coffee beans and toasty oak. Flavours are of dark berries, sweet oak and spice; then a smoky finish with firm, yet refined tannins.
About the Producer
Rutherford Wine Company, 50 years old and spanning 3 generations, is family owned and managed with a portfolio of wines representing the rich diversity of California’s outstanding appellations.
The winery is located on Napa Valley’s scenic Silverado Trail. Of Napa’s 14 designated AVA’s (American Viticultural Area), this district is renowned for producing unsurpassed premium varietal grapes. Rutherford have been critically acclaimed in the Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator and Decanter. Robert Parker described them as “best value in Napa Valley” and they were named ‘Napa Winery of the Year’ at the 2013 New York International Wine Competition.
What is outstanding is their uncompromising and ecologically far-sighted approach to wine-making. This is an ethical imperative for Rutherford. They are more labour intensive than other commercial winegrowing methods, the efforts are rewarded with fruit rich in flavour and character – and great fruit is a prerequisite for making great wine.
Rutherford are committed to sustainably farming, producing and bottling their wines. The winery and estate vineyards are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Responsible farming is good for the land, good for the grapes and ultimately good for the wine.
California Family-owned Winery of the Year: New York International Wine Competition 2019.