Rutherford Hill

Frank Family Vineyards

Winston Hill Proprietor's Barrel Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Tasty California cab. With all the associations and connotations. Delicious — 4 days ago

Staglin Family Vineyard

Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Last and best bottle of the 12-case. Aromatically insane - licorice, roses, Rutherford dust - ahead of a fully resolved, velvety palate of saddle leather, dark chocolate, dark red and purple fruit and completely melted tannins. 60 second tail (or more). As previously noted, more than acceptable bottle variation in the case, but this gem was worth it all... — 9 days ago

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David L

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Love the wine & vintage

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. — 11 days ago

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Amit Srivastava

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Well described!

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. — a month ago

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Mark Flesher

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@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

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 — 20 days ago

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Rustic Spur Vineyards

Gramps Red Blend 2016

Who says Texas doesn’t do elegant and refined wines? Cinnamon and dark berries. Not heavy, but very well structured. Lingers on the palate. — 5 days ago

Montagu

The Baron Single Vineyard Selection Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Wow. In its. Classic Rutherford. Nose of black currant, iodine, hint of truffle. Enters with black currant, blackberry, baking spice and plums. Middle is dark, yet stilk very earthy. Finishes with roasted fruit and nuts, black tar, Rutherford dust with a calm, assertive chalkiness. Beautiful wine in a beautiful spie. — 4 days ago

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B Cellars

Star Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

I found this very enjoyable. Darker fruits which please across the palate. I liked a nice beam of gravel coursing through and a nice lingering finish. For the level of extraction here, it is wonderfully balanced. — 2 days ago

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Quintessa

Rutherford Red Blend

From mag. Root beer and earth tones. Some stewed fruit notes. Reflective of vintage — 4 days ago

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Calluna Vineyards

Calluna Estate Chalk Hill Red Blend 2012

Having some fun with the 12-14 vertical. This has so much depth, beautiful and balanced. — 5 days ago

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