Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 337, Rutherford

The grapes for this wine are sourced from the historic BV#3, now called Georges III and located adjacent to Caymus, off the Silverado Trail in the renowned Rutherford sub-appellation of the Napa Valley. It was originally planted by Georges de Latour of Beaulieu Vineyard in 1928 and replanted by Andy Beckstoffer, commencing in 1991.  Honoring Anthony’s work identifying the differences between various Cabernet sauvignon clones, we produce this Clone 337 grown on the Georges III Vineyard.  This plant is a recent addition to the Cabernet sauvignon family, selected in Bordeaux by the institute of research called INRA.  Widely and successfully planted in California, this clone is known for its small berries and moderate yield.  The wines it produces are typically dense and complex, with a highly aromatic, floral varietal character.