Proprietors Timm and Sharon Crull’s vineyards are in the Rutherford area of Napa Valley, a stone’s throw from such big names as Quintessa, Heitz, and Sloan, just to give you an idea of how great these vineyards are! While the majority of their Cabernet grapes go do such prestigious wineries as Nickel & Nickel and Frank Family, they do keep a bit for themselves, what what they make is gorgeous!!!
Terraces believes it is their responsibility to build on a 130 year farming legacy. As stewards of the land, their mission is to improve the habitat for native species each year, while reducing the impact of growing premium wine grapes. Awarded the Fish Friendly Farming certificate, they farm sustainably and work diligently to improve their environment each year. Their soils are well-drained, volcanic deposits, a rock formation called Rhyolite. Most of the vineyard blocks have a west exposure providing high radiant value. The warm summer days give way to cool nights with soft mountain breezes. The Terraces is comprised of 14 discreet vineyard blocks, each with different varieties, rootstock, terrain, aspect and microclimates.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is the truest expression of The Terraces' Rutherford Estate vineyards. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that's amazingly complex with ripe fruit, approachable alcohol, and supple tannin. Deep ruby color. Rich aromas of stewed blackberry, cassis, vanilla and toasty oak. Palate is full bodied with structured tannin and bright acidity. Flavors of cassis, blackberry, black cherry, and baking cocoa continue with a rich, long finish. Drink now or lay this bottle down to see it's true potential; 12-15+ years.