| Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Hillside Reserve 2001 |
Napa Valley, California
The winery’s most expensive Cab is its most tannic and complex. Clearly designed for long-term cellaring, it highlights oak, acids and youthful tannins. Even so, the massive black currant and cherry fruit erupts, seizing control and lasting through a long finish. Despite the size, the balance and harmony guarantee aging. Drink now through 2020.
The most elegant of our Single-Vineyard Cabernets, the Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is one of our favorites. The high quality of the fruit from the J block of the vineyard is consistent year after year and this vintage is no exception. The aromas of black cherry, cassis and cocoa flow into the palate and are balanced by a good acid structure and firm tannins. It is flawless and clean, with the characteristic Rutherford minerality in the middle, ending in a long and smooth finish.