Greer

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.551 ratings
9.311 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
Shay A
9.4

Lots of bottles were popped for Weston’s 40th! Only posting a few of my highlights!

This was actually my first time trying Greer. No way I would have believed this was from the ‘11 vintage. So much depth and concentration here. Richly textured, dense and open for business. Very dark in profile in both the nose and palate. Graphite, dust, dark chocolate, plums, cassis, and so much beautiful sweet blue and black fruits at the finish. Delicious.

Lots of bottles were popped for Weston’s 40th! Only posting a few of my highlights!

This was actually my first time trying Greer. No way I would have believed this was from the ‘11 vintage. So much depth and concentration here. Richly textured, dense and open for business. Very dark in profile in both the nose and palate. Graphite, dust, dark chocolate, plums, cassis, and so much beautiful sweet blue and black fruits at the finish. Delicious.

Dec 21st, 2019
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.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2015
Kirk Alexander

Rob Greer has got to be the alchemist of oenology! He took a terrible vintage and has produced pure California gold. Finish goes on and on and on. I need to let it sit open for a while to open up. It might have to open up in my stomach!

Rob Greer has got to be the alchemist of oenology! He took a terrible vintage and has produced pure California gold. Finish goes on and on and on. I need to let it sit open for a while to open up. It might have to open up in my stomach!

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2018
Cody Short

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

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

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2018
Bill Bender

My first bottles of Greer and I got a 4 of a kind thanks to the kindness of @Eric LaMasters and @David L.....these are all dense, rich, pure wines with undeniable floral qualities. Notes of crushed rock, licorice and dark chocolate. Reminiscent of Scarecrow for me. As cool as it was to try these together (with dozens of other wines) I’d welcome the opportunity to enjoy just one or two over the course of a long dinner. The ‘09 and ‘12 are the most open knit and inviting right now. Highly recommended.

My first bottles of Greer and I got a 4 of a kind thanks to the kindness of @Eric LaMasters and @David L.....these are all dense, rich, pure wines with undeniable floral qualities. Notes of crushed rock, licorice and dark chocolate. Reminiscent of Scarecrow for me. As cool as it was to try these together (with dozens of other wines) I’d welcome the opportunity to enjoy just one or two over the course of a long dinner. The ‘09 and ‘12 are the most open knit and inviting right now. Highly recommended.

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2017
leon egozi

Day 3 Irma. No AC no water but we got wine.
This is one hell of a blow job

Day 3 Irma. No AC no water but we got wine.
This is one hell of a blow job

1 person found it helpfulSep 10th, 2017
Gunja Gargeshwari

Well balanced fruit and amazing finish - a true classic!

Well balanced fruit and amazing finish - a true classic!

Mar 22nd, 2020
Eric LaMasters

This is a really lovely 2011 Napa Cabernet that is drinking beautifully right now.

This is a really lovely 2011 Napa Cabernet that is drinking beautifully right now.

Feb 17th, 2019
Robert Rothfield

Epic Rutherford....great nose and depth of flavor though perhaps not as full throttle as recent Greer’s....as good if not better than any 2011 I’ve had

Epic Rutherford....great nose and depth of flavor though perhaps not as full throttle as recent Greer’s....as good if not better than any 2011 I’ve had

Dec 24th, 2017
Eric LaMasters

Really nice for a 2011. Maybe a tiny green streak, but lovely fruit and terrific balance.

Really nice for a 2011. Maybe a tiny green streak, but lovely fruit and terrific balance.

Jul 26th, 2017