Rutherford, Napa Valley

Caymus Vineyards

40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Deep Ruby with complex aromas of black fruit, herbs, mushrooms and vanilla spice. On the palate flavors of ripe dark fruit, blackberry and black cherry, with oak, leather and cacao. Well balanced, fine tannins, slightly savory, long finish ending with vanilla, tobacco and oak notes, aged well, drink now! Outstanding! — 6 days ago

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Round Pond Estate

Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The wine of choice this evening is the 2016 Round Pond Estate Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose there is grapefruit, white peach, honeydew melon, herbaceous notes and minerality.

On the palate there is grapefruit, peach, honeydew melon, lychee, pear, herbs and minerals.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that moves into a medium + to long musky citrus mineral finish. Let us enjoy this weekend and be kind to one another, please be safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 15 days ago

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Staglin Family Vineyard

Booth Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

It's time for a great Cabernet on this #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, dried fruits, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, tobacco, cola, black pepper, spices and chocolates.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, leather, cedar, licorice, cola, mocha, herbs, earth, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Already drinking beautifully, but still young and needs 5 to 10 years of bottle time to mature properly.

Good right out of the bottle, and a little better after 2 hours of airtime, when more complexity comes in.

A great sipping wine. No need for food here 😊

This 8 year old from the great 2013 vintage is tasty delicious.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$220.
— 22 days ago

Rhonely, Dick and 25 others liked this

Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1998

Absolutely stunning. Opened and aired for 24hrs before tasting. Layers upon layers here. Fruit and tannins still here and was continuing to evolve and open when finished over 4 hrs. Really a beautiful bottle. What a treat. Still got more to show us at 23 years. — 7 days ago

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And it was a lumpy vintage, too…

Sloan

Asterisk Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Sloan second label. Price value in line with Sloan, which translates to damn high value (expensive but worth it!). 30 minute decant and it’s ready to go! — 7 days ago

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Sequoia Grove

Rutherford Bench Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Big, concentrated wine. Lots of oak and vanilla combined with blue and black fruit. Very deep but needs age to settle down. — 9 days ago

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Schrader Cellars

GIII Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

1.5 hour decant (some fine/cloudy sediment). A monumental dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: dark ripe cherry, spice, vanilla, menthol, red plum, some cedar. Taste: a creamy, rich, juicy, full body wine with cherry, chocolate espresso, spice, crushed stone, and a smokey tobacco medium plus finish. Red fruit and a nice balanced/elegant wine (not a bomb) which hallmarks the Georges III Vineyard. Like how TRB tames the tannins so you can enjoy his wines young or let em age. — 21 days ago

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Nice. Anything missing? Sounds like it hit all the notes!
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@Eric A terrific wine you can drink with a decant if you like em primary, and should go a number of more years (I have a couple more) if you want those secondary flavors to develop. Cheers!

Freemark Abbey

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Marking the end of a somewhat accidental week of higher end (for us) Napa cabs... For me this is the best of the bunch, but Linh preferred the heitz Martha's slightly

Hard to believe this was a 05, no browning at the rim

Intense aromas of fresh and dried red cherry, cassis, blackberry. Intense savory notes of cigar smoke and dried leaf, dry earth, licorice

Palate is lifted but full bodied with medium + tannin and at least medium acid (definitely moreso than the heitz). Confirming the nose but juicier. Long finish of fruit

This was insanely fresh and I feel like it has 10 years until its peak. Blew us all away
— 13 days ago

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Del Dotto Vineyards

The Beast Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Remember this dude @David L ? Still going strong. Thanks for the share@S.R.Alexander - amazing. — a day ago

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Gotta try that some day. Will be out there in a few weeks. Maybe I should stop by…
Eric

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Haven’t been there in a few years @Shay A but worth a stop if you have time.
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@Eric Simple incredible & wine of the night for certain. Thanks for bringing a bottle all the way out to Palo Alto. 

Nickel & Nickel

Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Popped and poured by our host. Dark purple. Nice Cal Cab nose. Notes of black fruit, tobacco leaf, some mocha and some spice. Rich and very approachable in the mouth. The decade of age has put this in a great spot tonight. — 18 days ago

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