Rutherford Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2 pack Liparita 2016 & Alioto-Pier 2014

Description

Unit Size750.00 ML
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
Vintage2014, 2016
CountryUnited States
RegionNapa Valley
AppellationRutherford
Long, sunny days moderated by the cooling influence of fog create ideal conditions for a slow, even ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in Napa Valley's beloved Rutherford AVA. The resulting wines display impeccable harmony among generous fruit flavors, juicy acidity, and 'dusty' tannins - hallmarks that point to cellaring potential. Take advantage of a limited-time offer to compare classic and collectible bottlings from Liparita Cellars and Alioto-Pier Vineyards with this handsome two-pack.
Liparita Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016 and Alioto-Pier Vineyards Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
 
 
~Liparita Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016~
(Alc: 14.10%)
 
 
By Liparita Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
 
Technical Data
Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
Composition: 87.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.8% Cabernet Franc, 3.4% Petit Verdot, 2.3% Merlot, 0.9% Malbec
Barrel Aging: Aged in barrel for 14 months. Aged in small French oak barrels of which 30% were new French Oak.
pH: 3.67
TA: 5.8 g/L
Date Bottled: March 16, 2018
Alcohol: 14.10%
 
The Vintage
The 2016 vintage gave winemakers and grape growers in the Napa Valley a sigh of relief as El Nino brought some much-needed rainfall after three dry vintages. The spring rain started the growing season off strong with cool and steady spring and summer weather leading to beautiful balance and even maturation.
 
Sensory Details
This wine opens with notes of black fruit and seasoned wood with hints of cassis, blackberry, plum and black currant. This weighty and enticing wine has fine dusty tannins with exemplary balance. Notes of cigar box, dark chocolate, and earth round out the entry of ripe berries and plum.  
[Information provided by Liparita Cellars]
 
 
~Alioto-Pier Vineyards Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014~
(Alc: 14.70%)
 
 
By Alioto Pier Vineyards
2014 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 
 
Since 2005, Alioto Pier Vineyard has produced handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Our grapes come from a single, private vineyard located in Napa Valley’s famed Rutherford Appellation: a region known for producing some of the world’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Aged exclusively in French oak barrels, these full-bodied wines are produced to drink now and 10+ years into the future. 
 
Wine Details
Proprietor: Michela Alioto Pier
Harvested: October 10, 2014
Vineyard: Estate, West Zinfandel Lane 
Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley 
Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 
Clone/Rootstock: 7 on 110R
Winemaker: Mark Smith and Tom Pier 
Oak Profile: 100% French oak barrels 
Barrel Cooper: Taransaud and Vicard 
Barrel Time: 28 months 
pH: 3.80
Acidity: 5.2 g/L
Cases Produced: 125 
 
Tasting Notes
This elegant and alluring wine reveals an astounding array of aromas from exotic spices, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, fresh boysenberry, currant, and ripe red plum. The flavors are equally as complex as the aromas, with layered and graceful tannins and a lush, smooth texture. The finish is long and lingering, with a bittersweet dark chocolate.
[Information provided by Matador Vino]