Round Pond Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (2016)
This flagship Estate Cabernet Sauvignon evolves in the glass with alluring aromas of ripe blueberries, black cherry, star anise, baking spices, and minerality reflective of our infamous “Rutherford Dust.” Elegant and dark, this wine gracefully dances across the palate with flavors ranging from lush blackberry preserve, rhubarb pie, and sage. Supple and layered with refined tannins, the mid-palate is enhanced with notes of mocha leading to chocolate-covered cherries on the finish.
Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec, 1% Merlot
93 Wine Enthusiast
With small percentages of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot, this is a lush, layered wine that’s bursting in juicy red fruit and dried herb. Firm tannins and supportive oak give it structure and balanced weight.
92 James Suckling
This blend of 83 per cent cabernet sauvignon with petit verdot, malbec and merlot, has a central offering of ripe blackberries and plums with hints of black truffle and chocolate. It delivers in approachable, fleshy and concentrated style. Drink or hold.
Round Pond's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (Rutherford) is gorgeous. Supple, racy and super-expressive, the Estate is once again one of the very best Napa Valley Cabernets readers will find in its price range. Black cherry, chocolate, mocha, tobacco and leather add nuance, but it is the wine's balance and sense of harmony that really elevated the Estate. This is just a fabulous bottle of wine.
90 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec and 1% Merlot. Deep purple-black in color, it has a nose of tar, earth and smoked meats over cassis and plums plus a hint of fried herbs. The palate is full-bodied and very savory with good concentration.