2016 Round Pond Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • VN 93
  • WE 93
  • JS 92
  • WA 90
  • WS 90

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Reg: $69.94

$59.94

In Stock: 10 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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VN 93
Vinous, December 2018
Round Pond's 2016 Proprietary Red is a Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot-based blend, plus the other varieties grown on the estate. Black cherry, plum, leather, mocha, spice, smoke and tobacco are amped up in a... expand Round Pond's 2016 Proprietary Red is a Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot-based blend, plus the other varieties grown on the estate. Black cherry, plum, leather, mocha, spice, smoke and tobacco are amped up in a powerful, impeccably balanced wine. I would give the tannins a few years to soften. -- Antonio Galloni collapse
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, January 2020
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. - ... expand 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. - VIRGINIE BOONE collapse
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, November 2018
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... expand 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. Drink or hold. collapse
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
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... expand 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 collapse
WS 90
Wine Spectator, October 2019
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... expand 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. 5,300 cases made. — JM collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Label

Round Pond’s Rutherford designated wines are 100% estate grown, reflecting both the vagaries of the growing season and the select vineyard blocks from which they are sourced. In short, these wines mirror the estate and the vintage.

Because Round Pond uses only about five percent of their estate grapes for their Rutherford release, they can select the best. Having the ability to selectively pick from the 362 acres of Rutherford vineyards year after year enables the winery to achieve reliably high quality wine, while the different blocks create a spice rack to work with, allowing complexity and layers that add so much to the finished release. The flavor profile Round Pond hopes to achieve in their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is dictated by Rutherford’s terroir: exuberant ripe cherry, boysenberry, and currants. All the wines are well structured without being overpowering and display the classic cocoa powder of “Rutherford Dust” tannins.

Winery

Round Pond

Round Pond Estate, owned and operated today by the second generation of the MacDonnell family, is a modern farm and winery located at the Rutherford crossroads between Beaulieu Vineyard and Caymus, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The winery produces pure, expressive wines in their state-of-the-art winemaking facility from 362 acres of Rutherford vineyards which are primarily planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The estate also includes 5 acres of gardens, 12 acres of olive orchards, and one of only two olive mills in the region.

The high quality Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, artisan olive oils, red wine vinegars, and flavorful citrus syrups of Round Pond Estate reflect the MacDonnell family’s dedication to sustainable farming and production. They have made their farm-to-table philosophy a way of life and together with their Estate Chef and Master Gardener, the family enjoys nothing more than sharing the bounty of the farm with guests. They are excited to offer extensive visitor programs that provide a range of inviting “live like a local” experiences.