This estate Rutherford Cabernet continues to be a favorite amongst guests visiting us for private tastings. The newly released 2019 is comprised of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from five blocks in their 65-acre vineyard. Winemaker Mike Smith has been able to use this fruit for his other winery projects but for McGah’s own Cabernet label, these Cabernets are worth a lot more than their respective price. Its mid palate is balanced with concentrated notes of blue and black fruits, followed with a full-bodied and buoyant mouthfeel that hovers across the spectrum of the palate. “Perfectly integrated structure and polished tannins lead to a detailed and long finish that sails off into Cabernet Sauvignon supernova.”
Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 in honor of its flagship wine, Scarlett, which is named after the founder’s daughter.