Rutherford Ranch Winery


Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Anniversary wine!
But if you compare this to Greer?- I think there would be no difference except in the pricing!
— 7 days ago

Sharon, Bryan and 14 others liked this

Freemark Abbey

Bosché Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1988

Blind dinner, open theme, at Little Cat Lodge, Hillsdale, NY.

(From our cellar.)
— 24 days ago

Mark, Juan and 19 others liked this

Staglin Family Vineyard

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Flight #2 of our 1997 Retrospective and these were the thoroughbreds. Presented single-blind; no formal notes. Wine #4 had great color, had a gorgeous, slightly lifted nose. Developing, the fruit leaned a little more opulent, but only just. Some secondary characteristics beginning to emerge but no signs of fading. There was excellent structure with lovely acid. I called Staglin. A real beauty that’s ready to drink through 2037 — 25 days ago

Juan, Paul and 11 others liked this
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Sweet. Just got one of these in.


Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2021

David T

One of the few CA Chardonnay I enjoy. You can spend more on one, but for under $40, this works really well.

Arnot-Robert’s rides the fence of CA Chardonnay & White Burgundy nicely. Has a bit of Ca Chardonnay backbone with the creamy body of White Burgundy.

Nose does not show much at first. Green apple, pear, lemon, lime. White peach, caramel notes, cardamom, paraffin, cream, yellow & spring flowers.

The body is creamy with nice viscosity. Green apple, pear, lemon, lime. White peach, caramel notes, cardamom, paraffin, cream, very light honey notes, sea spray, light chalkiness, yellow & spring flowers. Excellent round acidity, beautiful, soft structure, well balanced and a pleasant finish.

A couple more years in bottle add a point or two & more complexity. .

A little history from their website. Watson Ranch Vineyard is perched on a steep hillside overlooking the San Pablo Bay at the southernmost end of the Napa Valley. The ranch was named after early Napa attorney, Augustus Watson, who owned the property in the early 1900s. The adjacent property is an abandoned limestone quarry which historically employed over 300 people, mining material to make portland cement used to rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.
— 18 days ago

Paul, Severn and 12 others liked this

Frog's Leap

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

2008 vintage still has a lot of red fruit up front 16 years of age. Very smooth and a lovely wine — 19 days ago

Nickel & Nickel

State Ranch Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

High acid, preferred Vaca Vista — 4 hours ago

Tom, Dawn and 1 other liked this

Quivet Cellars

Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Loads of red fruit but still tight even after a 3 hour decant. Still paired well with a burger!Would give it a few more years. — 9 days ago

Tom, "Odedi" and 7 others liked this

Anthill Farms

Campbell Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Dark crushed fruit, red and black licorice, black tea and sweet berry finish. — 6 days ago

Eric, Ira and 5 others liked this


Rubicon Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Flight #1 of our 1997 Retrospective. Presented single-blind; no formal notes. On the nose, this shared similar characteristics to wine #3. The most striking of which was a powerful note of finely ground cumin on the nose. Fruit is mostly desiccated at this point; the structure keeping everything together, but just. I called this to be “Rubicon”. While clearly in the sunset of its life, this showed slightly less energy than the Dalla Valle but no less charm. Drink now.
— a month ago

Shay, Ira and 9 others liked this

Pax Mahle Wines

Castelli-Knight Ranch Syrah 2016

Rob N

I enjoyed this peppery syrah with classic notes of blood and iron. For a ‘16, there was a surprisingn amount of sediment in the bottle, and the last glass was a little bitter. But overall, an interesting wine. $55 SommPicks. — 17 days ago