A serendipitous trip to France and a bike ride up Mt. Ventoux brought four new friends together from opposite coasts. Brian & Renee Lewis (from Saint Helena), and Carlos & Meredith Wolf (from Miami) who share a passion for wine, food, and cycling eventually found themselves purchasing a small property in Rutherford. They built a house, planted a vineyard (less than a half-acre planted!), and created a small boutique wine, enlisting winemaker Keith Hock (formerly of Rudd Estates, Schramsberg, and J. Davies) to hand-craft their tiny venture. Called Roubaix (pronounced roo-bay) the wine is named after the famous bike race from Paris to the village of Roubaix in France. 2014 was the first vintage, but with only 50 cases produced, most of the wine went to family and friends. We have known about this project long before that first vintage was even bottled and we are so excited to be able to share this third vintage of Roubaix with you! The 2016 is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 75% new French oak and is a true expression of this classic Rutherford style. Low yields and ideal ripening conditions contributed to the depth of aromas and flavors. Aromas of blackberry, raspberry and cranberry, are complemented by mocha, tobacco, fennel, and delicate cedar. The palate has flavors of blackberry, blueberry and cherry mingled with sweet wood spice and fine, silky tannins from the extended time aging in barrel.
Roubaix Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2016 750 ML
SKU: SGPF967696 Category: Red