Rutherford

Realm Cellars

The Falstaff Napa Valley Red 2016

dark ruby, prominent glass staining tears; black cherries, blackberries, chocolate, violets, potting soil, tobacco; juicy, ripe dark fruit, incredible mid-palate density and length; full bodied, medium+ acidity, prominent fine grained tannins, 14.6% ABV; blend of 63% Cabernet Franc sourced primarily from Oakville near Rudd and Dalla Valle and 37% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from To Kalon Vineyard; $150 — 11 days ago

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Long Meadow Ranch

Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe blackberry, juicy black cherry, dried black currant, black plum, pomegranate, mulberry, tobacco, cigar box ; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus ripe tannins, medium alcohol, full body pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, quite fruit forward but well balanced, fruit ripe and dried but not jammy, outstanding — 18 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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2013, so amazing for Napa 👍👍

Hewitt Vineyard

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Delicious Rutherford Cab. — 11 hours ago

Jeff OrlowskiMichael Seely
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Frog's Leap

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Silky blackberry, black cherry, pomegranate and red plum. Smoke, leather, autumn leaves. Modest in fruit profile but precise and elegant in expression. 3 hours in air (bc make the best of what you’ve got right?) made a whole tier of difference in depth. — 11 days ago

Vanessa, Ron and 23 others liked this

Merryvale

Beckstoffer Vineyards Clone Six Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Fantastic nose but the palate and finish have started to fade. Probably a little over its prime drinking age. — 2 days ago

Amit Srivastava
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Amit Srivastava

Well described!

Round Pond Estate

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Happy bday to my queen...mother of my beautiful kiddos...my life partner. Perfect vino for the most perfect person. Definitely something for us to “revisit”. Full bodied, jammy, smooth on the front and back end. Perfect smell of Napa with just the right amount of tannins. — 7 days ago

Hall Wines

Sacrashe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

From Hall’s platinum collection. A fine example of balance - the fruit doesn’t hit you in the face like the modern day Napa cabs but but the flavor on palate has all the right notes and finish lasts forever - reminiscent of Napa cabs of yore - classic! — 22 days ago

Amit Srivastava
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Amit, Shay and 5 others liked this
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Amit Srivastava

It took me sometime to relish the flavors and the long finish. I can still taste it this morning !

Freemark Abbey

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Probably a year or 2 away from optimal. And this one is 16 years young. Nose of lightly toasted oak, dark chocolate, blackberry. Entry showing just about zero signs of age. Blackberry, tobacco, fig, hint of smoke. Still has lots of acidity throughout. Finishes with darker notes. Dusty tannin. Really amazing how this one IMO is still on the youthful side of the curve and still on the upswing. Really nice wine, but if you have this one it will probably be at the top of the hill in 2 or 3 years. — 16 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Severn Goodwin I was really impressed with the amount of youth still in this wine. Acquired from @Shay A and was actually a little bit uninterested at first. But I am glad ultimately that I said yes and had a chance to try it!
David T

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Think the 04 Napa vintage is better than advertised.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@David T I would agree completely. A couple of years ago I ran into some Bell Clone 6 that was at a wine shop in the temp room and about 5 of them had been for years. Bought one, drank it within a week. Went back and bought all the rest. I have a few '04s and plan to try another one of them soon

Caymus Vineyards

40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Dark overripe blackberry, overripe black plums (or pluots even for the added sweetness), sweet potpourri (roses), vanilla, sweetened dark chocolate. Overall sweet nose. Very lush, almost no tannins, with just a minimal amount of acidity on the top of the tongue, then the underside. There’s spice on the palate (black pepper, not cracked), with dark fruit, less ripe, and most definitely dark chocolate, touch of oak. This worked really well with slow roasted short ribs. — 3 days ago

Sequoia Grove

Winemaker Series Rutherford Bench Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

K L
9.2

Very very good and could still age much more. Ok left open for a week but got some note of raisin. Excellent earthy cab. — 4 days ago

Matt Dill
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