Rutherford Ranch Napa Cabernet 2009

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Plush fruit aromas of ripe boysenberry and currant with vanilla spice, anise and earthy hints of forest floor. Big an...

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This smells floral, sandy and taut on the nose with a wisp of smoke and some lemon pith. A bit fat in the mouth with some slick richness, this does... Read more

A touch of dusty earth, perhaps even stemmy on the nose, which also shows red currant fruit, well measured vanilla and lightly toasted spices and a... Read more

Nice Napa chard, pretty much down the middle with a nice balance of fruit, oak, butter, acidity. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Napa Cabernet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,290
2.50 5
07/01/2011

This smells floral, sandy and taut on the nose with a wisp of smoke and some lemon pith. A bit fat in the mouth with some slick richness, this does offer up attractive pear and berry fruit; but it’s a bit ponderous on the palate before turning hard and lean on the finish. This is a bit on the fruiter side, downplaying the grassier elements of the grape. 83pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,290
3.50 5
03/13/2013

A touch of dusty earth, perhaps even stemmy on the nose, which also shows red currant fruit, well measured vanilla and lightly toasted spices and a touch of toasted almond and dry fruit. Medium bodied and fairly bright on entry, this blends some riper flavors of dried fruit and prune with light caramel edges and layers it all over red currant and cherry fruit. There are nice spice and vanilla accents showing on the mid palate that add complexity but don’t overpower the fruit, leading to a slightly tannic but palate-freshening finish thats pretty long with lingering, slightly spicy black cherry flavors and lightly chewy fruit tannins. With air, a subtle herbal note emerges on the palate as well. Love the way this feels in the mouth, though the flavors are just a touch riper than a very solid value. 88pts


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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,036
2.50 5
06/10/2012

Nice Napa chard, pretty much down the middle with a nice balance of fruit, oak, butter, acidity.


Snooth User: calywa
9256771,926
4.50 5
10/24/2012

Slightly bitter wine with a distinct smokiness and peppery notes. Excellent with spicy food like curries.


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
4.00 5
11/10/2011

A sweet Chardonnay with a bit of honeysuckle and pineapple flavors. Rich without being overly oak/buttery. A nicely drinking wine. Very enjoyable.


External Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Napa Cabernet

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Made in an oaky, creamy style to appeal to popular tastes, this Chardonnay has jammy pineapple flavors. Itrsquo;s brisk in acidity and is somewhat simple, but the price isnrsquo;t bad.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2009 Chardonnay offers up aromas of nectarines, orange blossoms and white peaches. It is a naked, medium-bodied, fresh, lively Chardonnay to drink over the next 1ndash;2 years. This is another excellent value winery offering low-priced, tantalizing red and whites.


External Review
10/28/2011

This wine is a lovely ruby color. It is full bodied and well-balanced with good acidity and fine tannins. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is an ideal companion to hearty meals, rich cheeses and chocolate desserts.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Sweet as a dessert, with vanilla, buttercream, brown-sugared pastry crust and pineapple custard flavors. Lots of people like this style, but itrsquo;s kind of simple.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A terrific bargain in Chardonnay is the 2005 from Rutherford Ranch. Aromas of apple skins, white peaches, pears, and lemon zest emerge from this well-made, fresh white. Consume this beauty over the next 12ndash;18 months.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/08/2012

Succulent apple and nectarine flavors show off the unoaked portion of this chardonnay, while barrel-fermented lots add fresh almond notes and a creamy texture. The blend combines in a generous, bright white with finesse, a wine that performs far beyond its price. Serve this with any fresh catch. Best Buy.


External Review
07/11/2011

A terrific bargain in Chardonnay is the 2005 from Rutherford Ranch. Aromas of apple skins, white peaches, pears, and lemon zest emerge from this well-made, fresh white. Consume this beauty over the next 12-18 months.


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701626 Snooth User: kevsipe
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3.50 5
05/20/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Plush fruit aromas of ripe boysenberry and currant with vanilla spice, anise and earthy hints of forest floor. Big and delicious flavors of red currant, cranberry, boysenberry, with earthy mineral notes. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Syrah, 1% Zinfandel

Plush fruit aromas of ripe boysenberry and currant with vanilla spice, anise and earthy hints of forest floor. Big and delicious flavors of red currant, cranberry, boysenberry, with earthy mineral notes. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Syrah, 1% Zinfandel

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