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.
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Chardonnay's favored position among wine drinkers is well established. Our 2010 Chardonnay is fresh and lively yet pleasantly round with a gorgeously complex nose and a surprisingly lengthy finish. Think lemon chiffon pie: citrusy and bright yet a bit toasty and creamy. Vineyards in Napa Valley's... more
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Ruby color. Complex aromatic profile, with aromas of dark fruit (black currant, blackberries) layered with notes of cassis. Intricate flavor intensity, with full body. Intense flavors of dark plum and cassis, with a thread of spices. Lush texture, with velvety tannins. more
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Ruby red. Lively aromatic profile; including Blackcurrant, blueberry and aniseed. Concentrated flavors of plum, blackberry and dark cherry. Velvety, round tannins that lead to a bright long finish.
Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah more
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Light straw in color. Delicate aromas of orange blossoms, pear and honey. Full-bodied in the mouth, with crisp acidity and flavors of apples and pears. more
Ruby red in color. Concentrated aromas of dark fruit (blackcurrant, blackberries) and a hint of bakers chocolate. Intricate flavor intensity, with full body. Bright flavors of dark cherry, plum and cassis, with a pleasant, persistent finish. Lush texture, with velvety tannins. more
Light straw color. Lemon, honey, vanilla with hint of orange blossom. Full-bodied with crisp acidity of citrus, vanilla bean and flinty mineral accents.
Rutherford Hill's Chardonnay is crafted from grapes grown in the cooler climate of southern Napa Valley that create a wine with striking... more
Garnet in color. Aromas of dark cherry and plum. Flavors of black fruit and cocoa. It has a rich mouthfeel, with velvety tannins leading to a persistent finish.
This Barrel Select red blend is crafted with Bordeaux varietals that demonstrate lively aromas of blackcurrant followed by concentrated flavors of blackberry and dark cherries with silky tannins and a long bright finish. The luxurious structure and multi-layered aromatics of this wine showcase the... more
This elegant, vibrant Chardonnay is our second wine release in the updated Rutherford Hill label. This approachable but complex Chardonnay is ideal for paring with many foods or for enjoying on its own. We have much respect for and experience with the noble Chardonnay grape. In fact, Chardonnay has... more
Crimson in color. Aromas of black cherry and dark fruits with roasted chestnuts. Full-bodied, with bright acidity and velvety tannins. Flavors of black fruit with a long complex finish.
Rutherford Hill's Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding example of the bold personality and unbridled flavors... more
Rutherford Hill's 2007 Merlot is an elegant, refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create its rich aroma and flavor. An abundance of cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot. Silky, full-flavored, firm, and built for today's enjoyment... more
Rutherford Hill has much respect for the noble Chardonnay grape and all their winemaking and viticultural practices are aimed at enhancing the grapes' natural charm and stylishness.
Expect this 2006 bottling to show refined aromas of citrus and nutmeg lifted by pretty floral tones. The weight... more
Rutherford Hill's Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding example of the bold personality and unbridled flavors characteristic of a Napa Valley Cabernet. This ripe, sleek, elegant wine is carefully crafted then held in one of the most extensive wine aging natural cave systems in North America, which... more