Handcrafted exclusively for Winetasting.com. “It takes Rutherford Dust to grow great Cabernet.” ANDRÉ TCHELISTCHEFF, “The Maestro” Beaulieu
Rutherford is home to superstar Cabernet blends that have an earthy note from the Rutherford dust, a mixture of gravel, sand, loam and volcanic deposits. Emphasis is on the lush fruit and supple tannins and a perfect Cabernet reflective of the AVA.
The Rutherford AVA is prized for its alluvial blend of gravel, loam, sand, volcanic soils and ancient seabed fossils (diatoms), and for ideal climate of the central Napa Valley. In Rutherford are grown the Cabernet grapes for many of the greatest Napa wines: Caymus, Beaulieu, Pine Ridge, Livingston, Honig, Alpha Omega, Scarecrow, Whitehall Lane, and dozens more. From this most precious soil, we bring you our 2010 Clarim Rutherford Cabernet.