2019 vintage – 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 17% Merlo, 2% Malbec. In 1983, Tony and Herta Peju bought thirty acres of vines in the famed Rutherford district of the Napa Valley. Since then, the Peju family has maintained a meticulous focus on the vineyard, which has grown to include a proactive approach to sustainability and environmental consciousness. Peju’s Rutherford Estate is a California Certified Organic vineyard, and is planted primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Tasting: This gorgeous wine greets the nose with fr agrant aromas of dried Mission figs and hints of thyme. The flavors that follow include berry compote, red cherry, vanilla, light brown sugar, and hints of cocoa. It’s a bright, juicy wine with many layers and so supple tannins that lead to an elegant finish.