Our Wine Of The Week is 2013 Round Pond Estate Scholar’s Gate, an ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley’s Rutherford growing area. This wine is part of Round Pond’s Gravel Series, their highest quality wines havested from prime locations in their estate vineyards.
Scholar’s Gate is a classic Cab, bold and dry with lots of dark fruit flavors backed up by a subtle dose of cocoa that Rutherford vineyards are famous for producing. Recommend giving this wine a little time to open up, then enjoy as a sip or pair it with hearty meals. Alcohol 14.9%.
Even though many of Round Pond’s current releases can be found easily in retail or ordered direct from the winery, Gravel Series wines may be difficult to find. They are typically offered only to wine club members. With a little detective work, you may find this wine offered for re-sale for around $220 to $250.
Round Pond Estate is a family-owned vineyard and winery in Napa Valley’s Rutherford appellation. They also produce excellent olive oil and wine vinegar products for sale in the tasting room.
Disclosure: Author was a wine club member at time of purchase and bought this wine at the member’s discount price.
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