DeSante

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.224 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Deep Ruby with aromas of fruit, sweet cacao & spice. On the palate well structured with big fruit flavors of blackberry, raspberry & cherry with espresso & oak notes. Rustic chewy tannins, medium finish ending with fruit and oak. A bit pricey.

Deep Ruby with aromas of fruit, sweet cacao & spice. On the palate well structured with big fruit flavors of blackberry, raspberry & cherry with espresso & oak notes. Rustic chewy tannins, medium finish ending with fruit and oak. A bit pricey.

Jun 3rd, 2020
Roy Goble

So nice

So nice

Sep 11th, 2017
Roy Goble

So nice

So nice

Dec 4th, 2016
Matt Trader

Delicious! I don't think many people grab this bottle due to it being $80 and not knowing anything about it. I expected something a little more "Rutherford" like, but what is actually in the bottle is an elegant expression of Cabernet with soft forgiving tannins. The nose is pleasant, with notes of mocha, nutmeg, vanilla, and baked dark fruits. The pallet exhibits notes of ripe black plum, sweet cherries, milk chocolate, and a delicious creamy finish. It was extremely smooth, and didnt have the grip I expected. I dont think it has major ageing potential, but at least another 5-7 years, so drink now - 2023.

Cheers!

S79.99

Delicious! I don't think many people grab this bottle due to it being $80 and not knowing anything about it. I expected something a little more "Rutherford" like, but what is actually in the bottle is an elegant expression of Cabernet with soft forgiving tannins. The nose is pleasant, with notes of mocha, nutmeg, vanilla, and baked dark fruits. The pallet exhibits notes of ripe black plum, sweet cherries, milk chocolate, and a delicious creamy finish. It was extremely smooth, and didnt have the grip I expected. I dont think it has major ageing potential, but at least another 5-7 years, so drink now - 2023.

Cheers!

S79.99

Aug 16th, 2016
Roy Goble

Might be the best DeSante I've had

Might be the best DeSante I've had

Mar 24th, 2016
Justin Stephens

Very solid, clean wine.

Very solid, clean wine.

Jan 30th, 2016
Roy Goble

This 2013 needs time but still really good

This 2013 needs time but still really good

Dec 26th, 2015
David Walser

This wine is tasting great! Not sure if this will get any better with more aging.

This wine is tasting great! Not sure if this will get any better with more aging.

Feb 12th, 2019
Steve Sánchez

Excellent red, super accessible now with a little bit of acid on the front. Surprisingly balanced heat in the end with 15.5% on this guy. Decanted and great to drink now.

Excellent red, super accessible now with a little bit of acid on the front. Surprisingly balanced heat in the end with 15.5% on this guy. Decanted and great to drink now.

Oct 29th, 2018
Bryan Jones

Decanted and enjoyed with charcuterie. Fantastic wine.

Decanted and enjoyed with charcuterie. Fantastic wine.

Mar 10th, 2018