Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
This Cabernet is muscular and lean with laser focused aromas and flavors of red fruits, currants and blackberries. The fruit for this wine was sourced from some of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley. Perfect for experimenting in the kitchen, try this wine with your raciest meals.
Color: Dark garnet with a purple edge
Aroma: Chocolate covered cherry, mulberry and boysenberry
Taste: Blackberry & mulberry flavors rich full middle palette, smooth tannins with a slight tobacco flavor in the finish.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Bright aromas of plum and cedar with a dusting of cocoa powder. Smooth, well-grounded flavors of mixed berries and minerals. Long, seamless finish encompasses fruit and spice notes."
Rutherford Hill Winery
Nestled high in the Eastern Hills, Rutherford Hill Winery commands a spectacular view overlooking the Rutherford bench of Napa Valley. It is from a handful of the most select Napa vineyards that Rutherford Hill continues its tradition of crafting legendary wines. In 1976, while the rest of the world was just beginning to take notice of Napa Valley, the founders of Rutherford Hill recognized a unique opportunity. They believed that the climate and soil of the valley, similar to Pomerol, were well suited to Merlot and were among the first to pioneer what has become Napa's premier varietal. Today, this tradition of quality continues, expressed by wines of great complexity and character. View all Rutherford Hill Winery Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
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2 ratings, 2 with reviewsTLYEN - Blaine, WA35/25/20102 hour to breathe and mellow. Has sediments must filter.Dblessed1 - Laguna Niguel, CA33/23/2010Whenever I see a '03 from Napa or Sonoma at a good price, I typically buy it. I loved the vintage and Rutherford Hill is usually a good middle-of-the-road bet. In this case, the winemaker says muscular and lean; I'll go with lean. It's a softer cab with a nice round finish and I'd buy it again but would reserve it for a weekday. I'm not going to impress anyone with it, but it's a good choice on most days!
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