Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 88482
  • red wine
  • WN90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
90 Points

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TLYEN - Blaine, WA (read all my reviews)

2 hour to breathe and mellow. Has sediments must filter.
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Dblessed1 - Laguna Niguel, CA (read all my reviews)

Whenever 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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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...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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