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Monsieur Ètain Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4160 ratings
9.434 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

This was gorgeous. Silky, rich and full.

This was gorgeous. Silky, rich and full.

Apr 28th, 2019
Shawn R

Not over the top, nor a fruit bomb. Extremely balanced wine with supple fine grained tannins. Not a pop and pour but heading in that direction.

Not over the top, nor a fruit bomb. Extremely balanced wine with supple fine grained tannins. Not a pop and pour but heading in that direction.

May 16th, 2018
V M
9.6

Great nose of brown sugar and spice. Palate is pure black berry liquor with notes of cedar and soft tannins that allow this wine to be very approachable now.

Great nose of brown sugar and spice. Palate is pure black berry liquor with notes of cedar and soft tannins that allow this wine to be very approachable now.

4 people found it helpfulOct 31st, 2014
Shay A
9.6

A tad late, this was my wife and I’s anniversary dinner celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary. Our first few days here in Park City have been a dream and the meal tonight, with this wine, was absolutely stunning. This wine was a gift from @Bill Bender about a year or so ago. Extremely generous and we look forward to sharing even more wine in November!

We pop and poured this but were also able to enjoy it out of the bottle over two hours. My wife’s first words were “wow, this smells incredible.” Jackpot! Sweet cardamom, black cherry, cedar & truffled blackberries on the nose. Opened beautifully in the glass revealing some clove, huckleberry, cherry-vanilla tobacco on the palate. The tannic structure and acidity here were in perfect harmony. This may get just a touch better, but this is young Napa Cab in a killer drinking window.

A tad late, this was my wife and I’s anniversary dinner celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary. Our first few days here in Park City have been a dream and the meal tonight, with this wine, was absolutely stunning. This wine was a gift from @Bill Bender about a year or so ago. Extremely generous and we look forward to sharing even more wine in November!

We pop and poured this but were also able to enjoy it out of the bottle over two hours. My wife’s first words were “wow, this smells incredible.” Jackpot! Sweet cardamom, black cherry, cedar & truffled blackberries on the nose. Opened beautifully in the glass revealing some clove, huckleberry, cherry-vanilla tobacco on the palate. The tannic structure and acidity here were in perfect harmony. This may get just a touch better, but this is young Napa Cab in a killer drinking window.

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2018
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.6

Wow second label ! This unbelievable cab has it all. Loaded with fruit and underlining soft tannin structure, this was a very approachable 2012 cab. Decanted, tried with Tre, Steve, Ron S, myself, Maria at Steve's New Years Eve Party. Big WOW!

Wow second label ! This unbelievable cab has it all. Loaded with fruit and underlining soft tannin structure, this was a very approachable 2012 cab. Decanted, tried with Tre, Steve, Ron S, myself, Maria at Steve's New Years Eve Party. Big WOW!

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
David Devan

A juicy mouthful of fruit. I bet it holds some of those "OLD SOULS" tasty grapes.

A juicy mouthful of fruit. I bet it holds some of those "OLD SOULS" tasty grapes.

Nov 14th, 2015
Peter Godoff

So delicious now. 2012

So delicious now. 2012

Sep 16th, 2015
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Big, rich, powerful. Totally coats the palate with ripe dark berry and toasty oak, vanilla. Long and powerful finish.

Big, rich, powerful. Totally coats the palate with ripe dark berry and toasty oak, vanilla. Long and powerful finish.

May 12th, 2015
Megan De Zendegui

One of the best wines I have had in ages! Delicious 2012 offering.

One of the best wines I have had in ages! Delicious 2012 offering.

Apr 18th, 2015
Aaron Means

Smooth and elegant. Approachable now with staying power for the foreseeable future.

Smooth and elegant. Approachable now with staying power for the foreseeable future.

Mar 2nd, 2015