Rutherford

Rutherford gained AVA status in 1993, and is a sub-appellation of the Napa Valley AVA. Sitting on 6,650 acres and centered on the town of Rutherford, the region is one of the most famous Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions in California. The well-drained soil of this area is composition of gravel, loam and sand with volcanic deposits. Warm summer days give way to cool evenings. An average day has a diurnal cycle of as much as 12 degrees. This fluctuation allows the fruit to ripen at a steady pace and develop good balance. The vast majority of the grapes grown here are Cabernet Sauvignon, but there are also productions of Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.

Map of the Rutherford AVA

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2014 Cuvée Blanc
$ 27.00

Silver Medal - 2016 SF Inter'l Wine Competition

Tasting Notes

Semillon was added to oak-fermented Sauvignon Blanc, producing a complex but refreshing wine. The wine has a brilliant pale straw color, lively nose of fresh melon, and subtle goose-berry notes. It is quite refreshing on the palate where zesty citrus stars on the midpalate, giving way to more generous, rounded layers of vanilla cream. Age-worthy, it peaks in bursts of orange blossom and tangerine, where it makes a lovely partner to oysters on the half shell. Enjoy now or cellar for up to 3-5 years.

 

 

Vintage:           2014

Varietal:           Sauvignon Blanc (97%), Semillon (3%)

Appellation:     Rutherford

Vineyard:          Dalla Gasperina

Alcohol %:       14.5

2014 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
$ 65.00

Silver Medal - 2017 SF Inter'l Wine Competition

 

Tasting Notes

The wine has a dark red color with inky purplish hue. An earthy complex nose with sweet oak, dried herb, black berries, black cherry, blackcurrant, and a touch of white pepper. On the palate, the wine is well-balanced with a silky and cohesive taste of black fruit including black cherry and blackcurrant with polished tannins and a trace of fennel in its long finish.

   

Vintage:           2014

Varietal:           Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford) (92%), Merlot                         (6%), Petit Verdot (2%)

Appellation:    Rutherford

Alcohol %:       14.7

2016 Cuvée Blanc
$ 27.00

Tasting Notes

Our new world take on a Bordeaux Blanc -- partially oaked Sauvignon Blanc mixed with a little Semillon.
The wine has a brilliant pale straw color, lively nose of fresh melon, apricot, and subtle goose-berry notes.  It is refreshing on the palate where zesty citrus stars on the midpalate, giving way to more generous, rounded layers of vanilla cream.  Age-worthy, it peaks in bursts of orange blossom and tangerine.  Enjoy now or cellar for up to 3-5 years.

 

 

Vintage:           2016

Varietal:           Sauvignon Blanc (95%), Semillon (5%)

Appellation:     Rutherford

Vineyard:          Dalla Gasperina

Alcohol %:       14.5