2012 Rutherford Red Blend
Joseph Carr’s Red Blend hails from Napa’s acclaimed Rutherford AVA. Located in the center of the Napa Valley, Rutherford is bordered by the Mayacamas Mountains on the west and the Vaca Range on the east. Its climate is warmer than Oakville and Stags Leap District to the south but is still influenced by early morning fogs, an environment which creates rich flavors in wine without sacrificing freshness. The well-drained soil is a unique combination of gravel, loam, sand, volcanic deposits, and marine sediment. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are famous for “Rutherford Dust,” a term describing their distinctive dusty, earthy flavors.