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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 98033)

PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $31.99

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:

Cabernet Sauvignon has been produced by Rutherford Hill Winery for over twenty years. Since the 1996 Terlato purchase of Rutherford Hill, our estate owned vineyard in Rutherford has become an important location for Cabernet Sauvignon. This 2005 vintage demonstrates Rutherford Hill's ability to grow outstanding Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is beautifully garnet colored, deeply flavored and presents the fruitful flavors expected from Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of boysenberry, vanilla, cayenne and cedar can be found while smooth, refined tannins and flavors of blackberries with spicy notes of pepper fill the palate. It is approachable, appealing and rich.
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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.