With soils primarily comprised of gravel, sand and loam, and dominated by volcanic deposits of marine sediment, the Rutherford Appellation of Napa Valley provides the right mix of water drainage and climate to produce iconic Cabernets. It is this ideal combination of terroir, that yields the famous “Rutherford Dust”, and has given Rutherford the reputation of producing some of the best Cabernets in the world. We at Avalon take the responsibility of building on the reputation of this appellation very seriously and are proud to offer our 2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is elegant, complex and offers layers to explore on the nose with aromas such as black cherry, strawberries, a hint of cola, vanilla and cocoa powder. Flavors of ripe berries, plums and a hint of caramel unfold throughout the long, smooth finish. A wine to be enjoyed for many years to come.