SULLIVAN 2016 ‘Coeur de Vigne’ Rutherford, Napa Red Meritage

Sullivan Rutherford Estate was founded in 1972 by James O’Neil Sullivan, a creative visionary and pioneer of the Rutherford appellation.  For nearly fifty years, the Estate has been an oasis for artists, chefs and wine industry professionals.  Today, the Estate continues to build on its legacy of growing world class grapes.

While intense in its structure and concentration, this full bodied wine deftly avoids any sense of heaviness. Its aromas leap from the glass with dark notes of blackberry cordial laced with swiss chocolate and vanilla. The rich, savory palate offers dusty blue fruit flavors with a touch of bittersweet cocoa powder that lingers on sweet fine tannins throughout the clean finish. Crafted to be approachable upon release yet age-worthy in your cellar, this wine is best enjoyed now with light decanting until 2028.

Blend = 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

Reg. $110, contact me for special pricing.