2016 MORISOLI VINEYARD CHALK HILL CABERNET SAUVIGNONWine Match Special Selection

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Domaine Rutz

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $150.00
club price: n/a
available:Limited
cases:200
formats: 750mL
released:Sep 1, 2019
date profiled:Aug 6, 2019
region:Northern California
AVA:Rutherford
vineyards:Morisoli Vineyard
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:27.0°
alcohol:15.2%
fined:No
filtered:No
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:100% New  
oak aging: 18 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
cabernet sauvignon 100% Rutherford
 
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Winemaker Keith Rutz Notes
Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Gary Morisoli Vineyard is showing one of the deepest expressions of color that I have seen in years. While rich, dark-colored clusters are to be expected from Gary’s vines, the intensity of this wine’s hue is very likely amplified from the years of drought in California—definitely more boldly dense than previous vintages. WOW! This is a big, full Cabernet that balances power with richness and finesse, brilliantly expressing multiple layers of sweet dark fruits, dusty dark chocolate and spice. Abundant blackberry and black cherry are perfectly laced with hints of cinnamon, cedar and sweet vanilla spice, offering up a wonderful plushness. Cunning notes of the famed “Rutherford dust” build the c ...more... haracter expected of wines from this vineyard, being located in what I believe is the sweet spot of the Rutherford Appellation. Flavors are bold, dense and very focused for a Rutherford Cabernet. Lush, forward fruit flavors are somewhat restrained, yet unfold generously and with intricate complexity. Plentiful layers of blackberry and black cherry develop as the wine expands liberally on the palate. This vintage is beautifully proportioned, dense and chewy, and delivers a layering of currant, spice and sweet Baker’s chocolate. A lengthy finish with long, fine-grained tannins will carry this Rütz Morisoli Rutherford into the next decade and more. While it can be enjoyed now with generous decanting, this vineyard-designate Cabernet will age gorgeously, rewarding you with cellaring into the next 20 years.
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