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Rutherford Ranch Napa Cabernet 2013

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The availability of this product is limited and subject to change.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>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.

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Round Hill Vineyards & Cellars:
Rutherford Wine Company is family owned and managed with a portfolio of wines representing the rich diversity of California’s outstanding appellations. Uncompromising and ecologically far-sighted viticulture is an ethical imperative for us. Though more labor intensive than prevalent commercial winegrowing methods, our efforts are rewarded with fruit rich in flavor and character. And great fruit is a prerequisite for making great wine.

Editorial Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Napa Cabernet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 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


Member Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Napa Cabernet

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,038
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/10/2012

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


Snooth User: calywa
9256772,504
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/24/2012

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


Snooth User: Richard Jennings
780161126,347
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/11/2013

Medium dark ruby color; focused berry, blackberry nose; ripe berry, blackberry, baked berry palate; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish. (90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon; 18 mos. in French oak; 14.1% alcohol) 92 points


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,080
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 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.


Snooth User: dgriff
141522220
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/27/2013

A little lite, but very balanced. For 20 bucks, a good find


Snooth User: kevsipe
701626222
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 05/20/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Napa Cabernet

External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

Ripe and pithy, with spicy pear and apple flavors that are complex and focused. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Made in an oaky, creamy style to appeal to popular tastes, this Chardonnay has jammy pineapple flavors. It's brisk in acidity and is somewhat simple, but the price isn't bad.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

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


External Review
Vintage: 2009 12/12/2014

Here's a wine you're not going to want to miss. This Barrel Select Bordeaux style blend from Napa Valley legend Rutherford Hill, has been slow-aging in the their underground caves. So right now this 5 year old is soft as silk and seductively complex. A blend of the varietals that Rutherford Hill is famous for, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, all from their prime Napa Valley vineyards. The wine was blended and then aged 21 months in 100% French oak barrels. The pedigree alone should put this in the super premium price category but lucky for all of us, it's a healthy cut below that and an amazing value.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

There are 16,000 cases of this spectacular bargain in Chardonnay. This 2007 from, of all places, Napa Valley, is a beautifully fruited wine (orange blossoms, nectarines, poached pears, and a hint of pineapples) revealing little oak, medium body, zesty freshness, and gorgeously pure fruit. This dry, delicious 100% Chardonnay is best consumed over the next 1-2 years.


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The availability of this product is limited and subject to change.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>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.

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