2018 Cabernet Sauvignon


Tasting Notes

  • Aromas: Blackberries, butterscotch, anise
  • Flavors: Dark fruits, black cherry, spice
  • Profile: Full-bodied with plenty of grip and length. Terrific when decanted at release but justly rewards those who wait


Our 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced equally from Broken Rock Vineyard, which lies just off Silverado Trail in the Atlas Peak AVA, and Melrose Vineyard in the Rutherford AVA. Both sites produce balanced, richly-structured wines, with a bit more tannin from Atlas Peak and the velvet finish for which Rutherford Dust is well known.


  • Primary fermentation: Four-day cold soak, thirteen-day fermentation and fourteen-day extended maceration
  • Malolactic fermentation: 100% in barrel
  • Cooperage: Twenty-two months in French oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5%

94 Points  The Tasting Panel Magazine