2016 Foley Johnson Rutherford Handmade Peral Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby in the glass, our 2016 Handmade Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of vanilla, tobacco, black currant and anise which leads to an exceptionally soft wine across the palate. Complex flavors of dark cherry and blackberry are complemented by hints of cocoa, graphite and savory herbs. This wine is structured with firm but smooth tannins that lead to a satisfyingly long finish.
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec
19 months in 30% new French, American and Hungarian Oak
100% malolactic fermentation
July 16, 2018
The Foley Johnson 2016 Handmade Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our Peral Estate Vineyard. It is comprised of thicker and heavier adobe soils with small amounts of gravel which are perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The ideal growing conditions in the vineyard allow our Bordeaux varietals to reach full maturity on the vine without taking on the green, leafy taste of under-ripe fruit. The grapes were all harvested between September 7 - October 20, 2016, under clear skies. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation and is unfiltered. After 19 months in 30% new French, American and Hungarian oak the wine was bottled on July 16, 2018.