Rutherford, Napa Valley

Scarecrow

Monsieur Ètain Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

It’s de rigeur to dismiss modern Napa Cab as minimal variations on the same predictable theme.....but I defy anyone to sway my opinion that this wine delivers hedonistic pleasures similar in feel to the first time I saw a bikini clad Cheryl Ladd fight the bad guys on a yacht in her network debut on Charlie’s Angels back in ‘78. It’s that viscerally delicious. — 2 months ago

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Tell them @Bill Bender - Preach brother
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Yes it was @Connor McMahon and my pulpit is a wine barrel @Mike R

Beaulieu Vineyard

Georges de Latour Private Reserve Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 1970

Cathy Corison
9.3

It’s my lucky day. This fell out of the sky. It has long been one of my inspirations. I tasted this soon after arriving in the Napa Valley and it has informed my stylistic thinking for over 40 years. Definitely well along in life but still has much to say. Flowers and leather. Forest floor earthiness. — 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Great vineyard, opened '68 not to long ago, in great condition still.
Doug Powers

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Wow, I tried this once many years ago, glad you still had some left to try!!

Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Paul K
9.0

Hmm. The 2014 was outstanding. This is overripe, not as balanced, and a little hot for the $. Disappointed. — 4 days ago

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Scarecrow

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Rich, ripe and full throttle. I’m describing @Kimberly Anderson but the scarecrow was all of that and in a phenomenal place. Lots of power and ample grace here. A special wine. I lobbied Kim for a BBB style cleavage pic and Chad was down for it, but she demurred....and it was 18 degrees outside so I get it. — 2 months ago

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Kimberly Anderson

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Great wine and great night with @Bill Bender !
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@Bill Bender Bill at that temp we’re in our Bermuda’s up here. We hit -27 Cheers 🍷❄️
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It was a fun visit @Kimberly Anderson and it sounds like you need a California vacation home @P A

Greer

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Unbelievable experience. Brilliant nose, completely balanced. I will wait a few years to open the ‘14 and ‘15. Beautiful wine. — 3 days ago

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I love the 2014 and agree that as good as it is now, it will continue to improve with a little more age
Stacy Stadnik

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Excited to see this baby evolve.

Staglin Family Vineyard

25th Anniversary Selection Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

The most powerful Staglin I’ve tasted, it’s purity and freshness of fruit and acidity belies it’s age. Enormously structured and built to last. Dark cocoa, leather, that Rutherford dust. Lock these away. — 11 days ago

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Beaulieu Vineyard

BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

BV grapes, first planted back in 1900, by founder Georges de Latour. A Rutherford beauty, complex aromas of fruit, spice and earth. On the palate blackberry & cherry flavors with cacao, oak and leather. Firm fine tannins, balanced, lingering ending with tons of fruit, oak and earthy mineral. Nice! — 6 days ago

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Staglin Family Vineyard

Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Penultimate bottle from a case of 12, bottle variation is crazy. Where the last was quite mature, this seemed just bottled, almost parallel to the ‘07 open beside it. Dry and laden with dark chocolate, black currant and baking spice. Had a Bordeaux vibe the ‘07 didn’t. Beautiful. — 11 days ago

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Empreinte

Sauvignon Blanc Alsace Vineyard 2015

Incredible wine. Great tasting In an off the beaten path winery. One of the best SB’s I’ve ever had and some great cabs as well. — 5 days ago

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Did you taste at Covert?
Brandon Thurber

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We did not, went to Azur, Boyd, and Padis today. All great, all very different.
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@Brandon Thurber : Oh ok. When I went to Covert 2 or so years ago, they poured Empriente & Azur along with the Covert wines. All nice wines for sure.

El Molíno

Rutherford Pinot Noir 2014

Can’t find this in the south so was stoked to try it. Excellent light Pinot - cherries in spades. — 4 days ago

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Torc is so freaking good.