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2016 Round Pond Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $70)

SKU #1406389 93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark With small percentages of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot, this is a lush, layered wine that's bursting in juicy red fruit and dried herb. Firm tannins and supportive oak give it structure and balanced weight. (VB) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This blend of 83 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot, has a central offering of ripe blackberries and plums with hints of black truffle and chocolate. It delivers in approachable, fleshy and concentrated style. Inner quote mark (10/2018)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Round Pond's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (Rutherford) is gorgeous. Supple, racy and super-expressive, the Estate is once again one of the very best Napa Valley Cabernets readers will find in its price range. Black cherry, chocolate, mocha, tobacco and leather add nuance, but it is the wine's balance and sense of harmony that really elevated the Estate. This is just a fabulous bottle of wine. (AG) Inner quote mark (12/2018)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec and 1% Merlot. Deep purple-black in color, it has a nose of tar, earth and smoked meats over cassis and plums plus a hint of fried herbs. The palate is full-bodied and very savory with good concentration. (LPB) Inner quote mark (12/2018)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Features a dense and loamy tack, with dark plum, blackberry and red currant flavors mixed with ganache, roasted alder and tobacco notes. Shows a strong tug of earth on the finish, though the fruit keeps pace. Best from 2020 through 2027. (JM) Inner quote mark (10/2019)


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By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/27/2020 | Send Email
A very powerful wine from a classic, age worthy vintage in Napa Valley. This wine shows the darker, more brooding side of Rutherford Cabernet with plum and cassis fruit underscored by dried herbs, scorched earth and dry tobacco leaf. Full-bodied but not sweet or jammy. The refined tannins suggest this wine will have a nice broad drinking window - it's accessible now but has 10+ years of positive development ahead of it. It's not every day that we get to offer such a great bottle of Rutherford Cab, from a big name producer, for this price point so take advantage of this one.
Drink from 2020 to 2030

By: Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/25/2020 | Send Email
From acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown comes this phenomenal representation of Rutherford Cab. Very classic in style and definitely indicative of place, this wine has rich, dark fruit, and a strong backbone. It is drinking lovely now, but will definitely hold for another 10 years if desired. Don't miss out on the great discounted price on this one.

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