Rutherford, Napa Valley

Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery (William Harrison)

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2009

One of 4 brought out to Folly Beach SC to do a little early 15rh Anniversary celebrating.... One of the best domestic CFs out there IMO. Very consistently good but needs time. And I dare say at 10 years old, this one probably needs another one or two years before it is at the top. Nose of pink and white wildflowers. Entry with young fig & tobacco. Also black cherry, herbs, and fig. Rather brambly and then a touch acidic on the finish which was a bit of a surprise. I'd probably hold these another year or two, but if you are going to drink them at least give it a couple of hours to decant. I think the entire bottle lasted about twenty minutes for us....... — 4 days ago

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Cheers and enjoy! @Mark Flesher

Inglenook

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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9.2

A strong showing, which requires bottle age. First time trying this producer. Nose is structured with notes of mushrooms, moss and coffee.
Tannins are underripe, but add a good framework that will enhance the profile going forward. Leave this for at least another 12 months.
I reduced my rating to 92 pts. Day 2 is not as good as day 1.
— 6 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

We’re visiting daughter in new Canaan. Wine was cheaper then . Maybe $1:25 a bottle. I was earning 0.65 cents per hour less federal and state tax. Matuse was cheeper as was A 1 beer from Phœnix !
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Your hanging with a geezer my friend . I do drink fine wine tho. I’ll coordinate with you and Rob on dates. Bring winos, I bring NW juice.
Ron R

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Sounds good, geezer! Learning the queen’s English I see 🙂

Inglenook

Rubicon Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1978

Les Deux Triomphes. Lovely lean fruit. Really focussed and pretty with violets and gnarly savory stuff. Excellent — 14 days ago

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Freemark Abbey

Ted's Blend Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

I have said it before and I am saying it again. This is a good wine. Pop and sniff shows highlights of blackberries and a touch of fall leaves. All of which remain after decanting for over an hour. On the palate you will get blackberries, cigar box, hints of chocolate, dry soil and tobacco. The finish it lovely. — 7 hours ago

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Scarecrow

Monsieur Ètain Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

One of my favorites! 1 hour decant. Dark inky purple color.. Black fruit plum, chocolate and floral notes on the nose. Taste—Black/ blueberry fruit, currants, coffee and earthy medium tannins lingering with pencil lead and chocolate-vanilla. Luv the Scarecrow! — 4 days ago

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Jill Young

Jill Young

I’m dying right now!!! That is definitely one of my all-time favorites! Hope you savored every drop of that amazing wine! ❤️

Keating

Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

11 years of rest and this has emerged as a real gem. A nose you can smell from feet away of deep black, fruits, cocoa, and earth. The same flavors show in the wine, the fruit is starting to dry a little but there is still good acidity and mild tannins. Finishes with a blast of Rutherford dust. — 18 days ago

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Frank Family Vineyards

Winston Hill Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Winston Hill is one of my favorite Cabs in Napa. The 2009 is tasting great in 2019, maybe more tobacco and chocolate tones then younger winery. Always like velvet. — 12 hours ago

Greer

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Captivating nose on opening, with rich floral and dark fruit tones wafting from the bottle as soon as I pull the cork. This seems to be at peak for my palate. The tannins lay out a fine blanket on which the black cherry, black raspberry, and faint brown spice notes strut their stuff. There’s a pleasing old leather element in the finish, which just rolls on and on. This was my first Greer and I’m smitten. Fantastic wine. — 9 days ago

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Andy Demaree

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Just picked up a ‘12 that I plan to open when my youngest graduates from high school in two years. Her road has been a rough one, through no fault of her own, so we’ll have lots to celebrate when that day comes.
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Andy- What a great story. Love the positive attitude. I wish the best for you and your family. You’re going to truly enjoy those 2012’s in a few years. All the best to you all!
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Thanks, David! I appreciate the good wishes.

Judge Palmer

Beckstoffer Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

13’ Judge Palmer G lll. Ruby red in color. Ready to roll!! The palate is full of black fruits-reveals layers of silky, refined tannins & a firm structure. Providing power with finesse & grace. Drinking now, another decade in it.
This is significantly better then the 2012.
— 4 days ago

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75 - 90!
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Still a slight nosebleed here...
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Agree...

Hewitt Vineyard

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Just a sampling of the evening This night was off the hook. — 11 days ago

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@Stuart Scheff Stuart Yes go Bills 🏈
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@Stuart Scheff Notch up another big win for your Bills Cheers 🏈
Stuart Scheff

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@P A after last night I have no more cheers left. Big win for the Bills.