Rutherford Grove Zinfandel Lake County Quackenbush Mountain Vineyards 2006
Quackenbush Mountain Vineyards sit at an altitude of 2,000 feet on a rocky slope overlooking the eastern shore of Clear Lake. With its ideal red clay and fractured basalt, this location benefits from the cool lake breezes. This slows the ripening process, allowing the fruit to reach the balance and intensity we look for in a mountain wine. Our vines, all heirloom selections of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, are planted with budwood gathered from some of the oldest existing plantings in California. Our grandfather and great uncles made their robust wines with these types of grapes under similar conditions...one of the blocks even originates from Uncle Fred's old ranch.
Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, Rutherford Grove Winery and Vineyards invites you to enjoy our wines, stroll through our gardens, or stay for an afternoon picnic.