The Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a magnificent showing from Frank Family in this vintage. It instantly opens to aromas of ripe dark currants and black cherries are woven together with spices, graphite, savory herbs, floral, loam and a classic dusty character all developing in the glass. Full-bodied with a gorgeous plush texture and layers of ripe dark fruits and crème de cassis flavors enveloping the palate. It continues to impress as it displays incredible balance and concentration as well as wonderful freshness all the way through the long, supple finish. The 2016 is a total success and one of the most compelling releases of the Rutherford Reserve in recent memory. While it is absolutely outstanding today, it should also have a wonderful future, and go on to drink beautifully for well over a decade.