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The Baron Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.37 ratings
9.32 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

On the nose; Ripe dark currants. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, saline, pepper, vanilla, black rich earth, tarry notes and dried dark florals. On the palate, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries. pepper, rich black soils, spice, leathery, dry crushed rocks, nice volcanic minerality, underbrush, violets, dark fresh flowers, nice round acidity and a long, rich, full bodied, elegant fruit finish with a hint of heated spices. Nice wine.

On the nose; Ripe dark currants. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, saline, pepper, vanilla, black rich earth, tarry notes and dried dark florals. On the palate, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries. pepper, rich black soils, spice, leathery, dry crushed rocks, nice volcanic minerality, underbrush, violets, dark fresh flowers, nice round acidity and a long, rich, full bodied, elegant fruit finish with a hint of heated spices. Nice wine.

Aug 27th, 2017
Bill Bender

@Shay Aldriedge sent me this about a year or so ago and I opened on Christmas Eve. Decanted 4 hours at room temp and chilled at cellar temp for 20 minutes. This was killer! Crushed rock, lots of graphite, cassis all combine to create an incredibly supple, lush young wine. Thank you @Shay Aldriedge for opening my eyes to this great value producer.

@Shay Aldriedge sent me this about a year or so ago and I opened on Christmas Eve. Decanted 4 hours at room temp and chilled at cellar temp for 20 minutes. This was killer! Crushed rock, lots of graphite, cassis all combine to create an incredibly supple, lush young wine. Thank you @Shay Aldriedge for opening my eyes to this great value producer.

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2017
Kirk F
9.3

Sending my youngest off tonight for a semester abroad! After a 60 minute decant this was humming. Gripping tannins released and allowed all the cassis, blackberry, mocha and tobacco notes to shine through. Somebody’s off to Florence and I’m off to shovel the driveway! 😂

Sending my youngest off tonight for a semester abroad! After a 60 minute decant this was humming. Gripping tannins released and allowed all the cassis, blackberry, mocha and tobacco notes to shine through. Somebody’s off to Florence and I’m off to shovel the driveway! 😂

Jan 5th, 2019
Mark Flesher

Glad I have two more of these, because this one is SINGING tonight. I am almost 100% certain that I had the chance to taste this one not too long ago and thought it was kind of in a strange place. This one is clearly in the start of the drink window tonight! Blackberry, black licorice, hint of sweeter cocoa on the middle. Dusty tannin on the finish with Rutherford dust. 45 to 60 second finish. Really nice. This one is a baby as well with all the youthful and punchy fruit. I see some more integration out of this one. Drink over the next 7 years, maybe 10. Beautiful wine @Weston Eidson

Glad I have two more of these, because this one is SINGING tonight. I am almost 100% certain that I had the chance to taste this one not too long ago and thought it was kind of in a strange place. This one is clearly in the start of the drink window tonight! Blackberry, black licorice, hint of sweeter cocoa on the middle. Dusty tannin on the finish with Rutherford dust. 45 to 60 second finish. Really nice. This one is a baby as well with all the youthful and punchy fruit. I see some more integration out of this one. Drink over the next 7 years, maybe 10. Beautiful wine @Weston Eidson

Sep 3rd, 2018
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Thanks @Shay A , gave it 3 hours, but I don’t think it really needed it I was happy pop & pour,
First time having this, I’ll definitely have to get more.

Thanks @Shay A , gave it 3 hours, but I don’t think it really needed it I was happy pop & pour,
First time having this, I’ll definitely have to get more.

Feb 23rd, 2018
Clayton Bahr

Clayton had this a year ago

Clayton had this a year ago

Dec 7th, 2017
Matthew Stoltz

Matthew had this 2 years ago

Matthew had this 2 years ago

Oct 1st, 2017