Greer

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.6212 ratings
9.520 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.5

Gift from Rob Greer. Amazing nose. I don't decant much but it helped here and was really enjoyable.

Gift from Rob Greer. Amazing nose. I don't decant much but it helped here and was really enjoyable.

2 people found it helpfulMar 17th, 2016
Brian Messineo

Dark cherries, menthol, tobacco and dusty tannins. So good.

Dark cherries, menthol, tobacco and dusty tannins. So good.

2 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

Extremely concentrated and dense so if you're in the camp of "bigger is better" (well, then you're wrong ;-), this will be right up your alley.
Impressive for its sheer strength this should have a long life ahead and I look forward to tasting it again with 10+ years in the cellar.

Extremely concentrated and dense so if you're in the camp of "bigger is better" (well, then you're wrong ;-), this will be right up your alley.
Impressive for its sheer strength this should have a long life ahead and I look forward to tasting it again with 10+ years in the cellar.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2015
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.5

Infanticide justified to introduce this brand to a NUNS client. One of my fav Napa wines right now. Non-dusty tannins need not apply.

Infanticide justified to introduce this brand to a NUNS client. One of my fav Napa wines right now. Non-dusty tannins need not apply.

Jan 27th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.9

Six hour decant. Insanely dark ruby red. Thick nose with notes dark fruits and light spices. Super thick and rich. Moderate tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Thick dark fruits and super long finish. Tons of baking spices, cinnamon, nutmeg galore. Drink till 2040.

Six hour decant. Insanely dark ruby red. Thick nose with notes dark fruits and light spices. Super thick and rich. Moderate tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Thick dark fruits and super long finish. Tons of baking spices, cinnamon, nutmeg galore. Drink till 2040.

Jan 8th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

An absolute beauty with an almost "Old World coolness" to it.
I was blind guessing this as a restrained and less ripe vintage of Araujo (which is one of my favorite Napa wineries).
GREAT wine!

An absolute beauty with an almost "Old World coolness" to it.
I was blind guessing this as a restrained and less ripe vintage of Araujo (which is one of my favorite Napa wineries).
GREAT wine!

Jul 3rd, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

I think Kermit Lynch once coined a very valid question “is music necessary better because it’s played loud?”

I certainly have my own opinion and when a qualified palate/friend of mine in a blind-tasting guessed this as Syrah, I think we’ve taken Napa Cab too far.

Can I appreciate this? Most certainly!
But at $300+ on the secondary market I’m left speechless.

Just my $0.02....

I think Kermit Lynch once coined a very valid question “is music necessary better because it’s played loud?”

I certainly have my own opinion and when a qualified palate/friend of mine in a blind-tasting guessed this as Syrah, I think we’ve taken Napa Cab too far.

Can I appreciate this? Most certainly!
But at $300+ on the secondary market I’m left speechless.

Just my $0.02....

Oct 23rd, 2017
Justin Wittkopf

Super dark fruit and spice, but took a ton of air to get there. Have to decant 6+ hours. This was slow- O for 6 hours, but didn’t hit its stride for a few more hours.

Super dark fruit and spice, but took a ton of air to get there. Have to decant 6+ hours. This was slow- O for 6 hours, but didn’t hit its stride for a few more hours.

Jan 21st, 2018
Justin Wittkopf

A friend recently had this and was very disappointed. Felt it was very closed off even after 4 hr decant. I gave this a 10 hour decant and it was really great. You can tell this has a lot wound up into it even still. Great density to palate without coming across hot or overextracted. I think this wine will age for many years and if you drink now, decant all day prior to drinking.

A friend recently had this and was very disappointed. Felt it was very closed off even after 4 hr decant. I gave this a 10 hour decant and it was really great. You can tell this has a lot wound up into it even still. Great density to palate without coming across hot or overextracted. I think this wine will age for many years and if you drink now, decant all day prior to drinking.

Jan 3rd, 2018
Robert Rothfield

Beautiful wine....classic dusty tannins wrapped around deep black juicy fruit

Beautiful wine....classic dusty tannins wrapped around deep black juicy fruit

Jan 1st, 2018