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Rutherford Wine Napa Valley, California

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The Rutherford sub-region of Napa Valley centers on the town of Rutherford and covers some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyard real estate, spanning from the Mayacamas in the west, to the Vaca Mountains on the other side of the valley.

Inside of the Rutherford AVA, bordering the Mayacamas, is a stretch of uplands called the Rutherford Bench. (These bench lands technically run the length of Oakville as well). Mountain runoff creates deep, well-drained, alluvial soils on the bench, giving vine roots plenty of reason to permeate deep into the ground. The result is wine with great structure and complexity.

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvingons and Bordeaux Blends garner substantial attention for their enticing fragrances of dusty earth and dried herbs, broad and juicy mid-palates and lush and fine-grained tannins. The sub-appellation claims some of the valley’s most prized vineyards today, namely Caymus, Rubicon and Beckstoffer Georges III.

It is also home to Napa’s most influential and historic personalities. Thomas Rutherford, responsible for the appellation's name, made serious investments here in grape growing and wine production between the years of 1850 to 1880. Gustave Niebaum purchased a large swath of land and completed his winery in 1887, calling it “Inglenook.” Today this remains the oldest bonded winery in California. Georges Latour founded Beaulieu Vineyard in 1900, making it the oldest continuous winery in the state. Latour also hired the famous enologist, André Tchelistcheff, a man credited for single-handedly defining the modern Napa winemaking style.

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        • Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
          Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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        • Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019  Front Label
          Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
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        • Joseph Carr Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
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          • Frank Family Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
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          • Heitz Cellar Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
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            • Inglenook Blancaneaux 2018  Front Label
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              Rhone White Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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            • Frog's Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2019  Front Label
              Frog's Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
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              • Tres Sabores Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
                Tres Sabores Zinfandel 2019
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                • Whitehall Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
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                  • Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
                    Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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                    • Round Pond Bovet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
                      Round Pond Bovet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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                    • Fiftyrow Vineyards Alice Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
                      Fiftyrow Vineyards Alice Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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                      • Honig Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2021  Front Label
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                        • Crosby Roamann Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
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                          • Freemark Abbey Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
                            Freemark Abbey Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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                          • Sanctuary Cabernet Sauvignon 2019  Front Label
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                          • Inglenook Rubicon 2017  Front Label
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                            Bordeaux Red Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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                            Freemark Abbey Bosche Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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                            Quintessa (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2019
                            Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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