Rutherford Grove

Sojourn

Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

1.5+hr decant. Dark red color with hints of rust and purple. Lovely nose of dark cherries and cedar, which is the highlight. Great texture but restrained and thinning. Starts out like a nice Bordeaux then turns into a classic Napa Cab then becomes very average mid palate. So much promise but doesn’t deliver. Needs more depth and flavor. As the wife said, very nice but probably a ~$50 bottle not an ~$85+. — 9 days ago

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Hunnicutt

Haworth Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Paul K
9.2

Deep, dark, brooding, and great balance. You can tell it’s Hunnicutt but the fruit is different. — 16 days ago

Severn, Ray and 20 others liked this

Freemark Abbey

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Deep and dark blackberries, blueberries, currants followed by fig, leather, smoke, licorice and long steady earthy finish — 2 days ago

Inglenook

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

6/2022. Nice cab. Flavor, body and finish. Paired well with the Grouper special at Perones Restaurant. — 10 days ago

Brent, Eddie and 2 others liked this

Del Dotto Vineyards

The Beast Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The tamest vintage I’ve had. Soft, refined, almost round (relatively speaking for the producer). Lacks the kick in the shorts usually delivered by The Beast. I mean that in a good way. — 16 days ago

Severn, Mark and 16 others liked this
David L

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I haven’t forgotten. Cheers buddy.
Eric

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Hard to believe that was almost 5 years ago!
David L

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To long my friend.

Staglin Family Vineyard

Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Deep purple. Complex smooth flavors — 10 days ago

Steve, Byron and 5 others liked this

Schrader Cellars

GIII Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Lots of dark fruits, plum, leather, tobacco, cola with earthy undertones.. medium tannins! Fantastic wine 😍🍷 — 7 days ago

Shay, Billy and 17 others liked this

Provenance Vineyards

Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc 2019

I feel like it’s so tricky to rate this one because as a wine overall, it’s lovely but I feel like it should definitely be more in the Chardonnay category while I do love a buttery Chardonnay, it’s not what I expect in my Sauvignon Blanc; However this is what you will find in this bottle. While I think this is a lovely wine, I would categorize it for a light bodied Chardonnay lover — 5 days ago

District Series

Edition No 1 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Good legs! Scent of cherry and sweet smoke. Silky smooth, medium bodied, with tobacco and cherry and blueberries. Yum. — 18 days ago

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Scarecrow

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.6

I’ve been fortunate to have tried a few vintages of Scarecrow, but have never had the opportunity to sit down and simply enjoy a bottle from start to finish. I acquired this 2012 with that exact intention (and also to share with my father-in-law, who is the reason I have a passion for wine).

A hallmark for Scarecrow (in my opinion) is a weightless gravitas. How Celia can craft a Cabernet that is consistently so elegant and supremely balanced is beyond me. 2012, being an excellent Napa vintage, and entering its 10yr age had me thinking this would be pop and pour…wrong! Lots of youthful exuberance here. More red/black than purple in the glass. Slightly high toned dark-berry fruits, currant, floral notes (violets) and graphite. The entry and mid-palate again have this gorgeous weight…added notes of dark cocoa and espresso, but mostly a balanced core of dark fruits. The finish sports quite a grip (even after two hours), but it sure was fun to still taste the wine almost 30 seconds later! Decant 2hrs if opening now, or hold for another 5-7yrs to enjoy this type of profile.
— a month ago

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Joshua Fisher

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I bought the new vintage for the wine list but because it’s allocated , I haven’t even tasted it!
I get 3 bottles a year …. Sometimes 6 if I beg the family
James Cahill

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Thanks for the great guidance on this gem Shay.
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@Joshua Fisher : Great bottle to have on a list! Lucky you if you can get 6. I’ve only been on the list a few years, but share my allocation with someone…definitely a pricey acquisition.

@James Cahill : My pleasure. Certainly a spectacular bottle to enjoy now, while only getting better!