Greer

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.6238 ratings
9.523 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Cody Short

Balanced and probably the best 2011 Napa Cab I’ve had

Balanced and probably the best 2011 Napa Cab I’ve had

Apr 7th, 2018
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
Roman Sukley

2010 Greer Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley. 4 hour decant, deep crimson hued, this wine has a killer explosive nose of dark fruits, cinnamon, baking spices, menthol and flint. Chocolate covered cherries, cocoa and espresso mid palate, with a touch of nutmeg. Moderate trademark Rutherford dusty tannins in just the right proportion. Dense and concentrated. Beautifully layered with a silky mouth feel, and a lingering finish. In this age of $400-$500+ Napa Cabs, this wine takes a back seat to none of them. I’m a fan. You da man Rob Greer!

2010 Greer Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley. 4 hour decant, deep crimson hued, this wine has a killer explosive nose of dark fruits, cinnamon, baking spices, menthol and flint. Chocolate covered cherries, cocoa and espresso mid palate, with a touch of nutmeg. Moderate trademark Rutherford dusty tannins in just the right proportion. Dense and concentrated. Beautifully layered with a silky mouth feel, and a lingering finish. In this age of $400-$500+ Napa Cabs, this wine takes a back seat to none of them. I’m a fan. You da man Rob Greer!

Jul 1st, 2018
Howard Greenfield

Second bottle in 2 weeks- always a favorite

Second bottle in 2 weeks- always a favorite

Jun 30th, 2018