Round Pond Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Round Pond Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


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An elegant bouquet of cassis, violet, and sage tickle the nose. Aromas of dark chocolate, wet stone, and evergreen follow. The intense entry is layered with blackberry, anise, and higher toned red fruits. This wine builds through the mid-palate with more earth driven aromatics of cardamom, tobacco, and dark chocolate. The palate is beautifully balanced with great acidity and soft supple tannins that carry the broad aromas and avors to a long dark nish. Expressive now, this wine will gain in complexity and depth with several years of age.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Rutherford
Brand Round Pond
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. This is a beautiful Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Layers of gorgeous fruit and some kirsch liqueur followed by blacker currants and plums jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple-colored wine. Full-bodied, layered and rich, this provocative wine is actually a great value considering its stunning quality. Drink it over the next 20 years.

Robert Parker, December 2016
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastTangy red fruit sits atop leathery texture in this dark, brooding wine, blended with 13% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. Violets and blueberries play on the palate while integrated oak and tannin lend body and power to the proceedings. The finish is smoky.

Virginie Boone, August 1, 2016
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorA solid, chunky expression of extracted black licorice and dark berry flavors, with toasty, charry oak dominating. Best from 2017 through 2025. 7,200 cases made.

James Laube, June 15, 2016