Rutherford, Napa Valley

Trader Joe's

Grand Reserve Lot #102 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Color of bubbly purple, quite clear. Nose of cherry jam, tobacco leaves, some blackberry, and spicy alcohol. Taste follows the nose with some sweet cherry jam note, ripe grapes, a bit peppery, almost no tannins and smooth. Aftertaste of some more strawberry jam, bitter rind, still quite mellow. On par. — 4 days ago

Neil, Ron and 3 others liked this

Trader Joe's

Platinum Reserve Rutherford Meritage 2018

Color of dark purple, quite inky. Looks thick and nice legs. Nose of plentiful dark fruits, currants, tobacco, aldehyde, ripe grapes, and crayon. Fragrant notes balanced and then dominated by alcohol strength. Taste follows the nose with mellow tannins and good acidity. Ripe grapes, some plum, oak note, and spices also show up. Aftertaste shows a bit zest and more ripe grapes. Good quality with decent price. — 7 days ago

Ron and Mike liked this

Frog's Leap

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Wagyu strip steak…..check
Lobster tail……check
Frog’s Leap Napa Cab…..check
Unbelievable dinner…..check
Absolutely love this
— 20 days ago

Alex, LM and 8 others liked this

Frog's Leap

Rutherford Merlot 2018

If you like red wine you will probably like it. It’s good. I don’t taste blue fruit or soil. — 6 days ago

Sloan

Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

1 hour decant(lots of chunky sediment). A daunting inky ruby red color. On the nose: Subdued, but beautiful notes of black cherry, toasted caramel, spice, cedar, and pine. Taste: smooth, rich, concentrated! medium plus body wine with black cherry, smoke, pencil lead, minerals, chocolate espresso, pepper, and a dry bitter metallic long finish.....Conflicted (hate to be conflicted starting the weekend) on the finish...probably should have decanted longer...got a few more bottles to see if it changes. — 14 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Eddie and 14 others liked this

Vultour

Reserve Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Unexpected surprise,
Winery price $115.00
Sale price $35.00! Just bought a case after tasting this bottle. K&L notes

Vultour is an impressive project from star winemaker, Kian Tavakoli. Kian spent 4 years as the winemaking enologist at the world renowned Opus One winery in Napa Valley. After his time at Opus he went on to become head winemaker at the historic Clos Du Val Estate in Stags Leap, where he stayed for 8 years. After crafting some of the most highly regarded and ageworthy Cabernets in the valley, Tian ventured out on his own as a consulting winemaker for several high-end private clients. The 2018 Vultour "Reserve" bottling is a testament to his ability and deep connections to some of the best fruit in the valley. The blend here is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. The grapes come from Oakville (60%) Pritchard Hill (30%) Rutherford (7%) and St. Helena (3%). After fermentation the wine matures for 21 months in 70% new French oak cooperage.
— 24 days ago

Severn, Mike and 20 others liked this

Nickel & Nickel

Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Big lovely Napa Cab. Plums, blueberries on a nice dry palate. — 19 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Tom, Eddie and 6 others liked this

Hall Wines

Exzellenz Sacrashe Vineyard Red Wine 2010

Tonight's opener. We'll give this a few hour decant and report back. UPDATE: Out of the bottle you know this is a real gem. Nose is extraordinary. Fruit and florals. Throughout the bottle this is exceptionally rich with perfect balance. Longest finish I've tasted in a cab. Could easily stand another 5-10 yrs. — 13 days ago

Ron, Severn and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers! 🍷Amazing it can last that many years.

Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

Infinite Improbability Drive Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful wine with smooth silky tannins.. excellent dark and red fruit profile! 🙌🏻 — 9 days ago

Jan, Shay and 5 others liked this

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Double Lipator night,
Aussi Reserve Wagyu Ribeye BMS 8/9,
05 BV is worthy
— 18 days ago

Paul, Vanessa and 28 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

We did have salad 🥗 & zucchini beforehand, not total beefers