Deep dark color. Woody nose. On the palate: initial sensation is "sweet" oak, various fruits surround the tongue--cherry, prune, even some mint--tannins then add their puckery dry sensation. The wine is a delight on the back of the palate. In spite of all the wood in the front of the palate, it is remarkably smooth on the finish. A very good wine that I hope improves with age. I have more in the cellar. US$29.99 at Costco. I may go back and buy more.
Provenance is one of the best values in Napa. While I favor the Merlot to the Cab, both are well worth the price. Silky-smooth mouth feel I look for in Napa wines, with the body being on the full side. Last time in Napa we followed Chimney Rock and Regusci, both from the Stag's Leap District, with Provenance, and there was no contest, Provenance was the better wine (even though I am a huge James Cole fan).
External Reviews for Provenance Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of fresh earth and mineral are taut and firm on the palate, with dried currant, sage, cedar and crushed rock. Full-bodied, tight and concentrated, ending with firm tannins that have a touch of chewiness.
WS 91pts. - According to the Wine Spectator: Aromas of fresh earth and mineral are taut and firm on the palate, with dried currant, sage, cedar and crushed rock. Full-bodied, tight and concentrated, ending with firm tannins that have a touch of chewiness. Drink now through 2020. 15,009 cases made.
Aromas of fresh earth and mineral are taut and firm on the palate, with dried currant, sage, cedar and crushed rock. Full-bodied, tight and concentrated, ending with firm tannins that have a touch of chewiness. Drink now through 2020. 15,009 cases made. -JL "Our 2007 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon greets your senses with round, inviting aromas of sun-warmed blackberry, violet, fragrant dark plum, black olive and spice," says Winemaker Chris Cooney. "Rich flavors expand across the palate, revealing deep black cherry and plum, with bittersweet chocolate nuances. Smooth, melted tannins enhance this wine's exceptionally silky texture." Tom Rinaldi adds, "I love the way the flavors culminate in a warm, dark-fruit and butterscotch finish." - WineryVarietal Composition91% Cabernet Sauvignon5% Petit Verdot3% Malbec1% Cabernet FrancBarrel Aging - 19 months47% French, 29% American and 24% Hungarian oak barrels47% new barrelsMedium and me...
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