Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 84339)

PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This superb wine is the full expression of Napa's finest vineyards. This is achieved by allowing the grapes to reach even and full ripeness. This added "hang time" enabled this wine to become a classic Napa Valley Cabernet. This wine has a bright concentrated blackberry and cassis fruit core enveloped in aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, French roast coffee, and cedarthat fills the palate with both flavor and texture. The fruit flavors linger after you swallow and slowly melts into the elegant layers of flavor provided by the finest French Oak barrels. The abundant mature tannins are rich, making this wine enjoyable now, and balanced with the fruit insuring this wine will drink well for over a decade.
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About 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.