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Rutherford Wine Napa Valley, California

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The Rutherford sub-region of Napa Valley centers on the town of Rutherford and covers some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyard real estate, spanning from the Mayacamas in the west, to the Vaca Mountains on the other side of the valley.

Inside of the Rutherford AVA, bordering the Mayacamas, is a stretch of uplands called the Rutherford Bench. (These bench lands technically run the length of Oakville as well). Mountain runoff creates deep, well-drained, alluvial soils on the bench, giving vine roots plenty of reason to permeate deep into the ground. The result is wine with great structure and complexity.

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvingons and Bordeaux Blends garner substantial attention for their enticing fragrances of dusty earth and dried herbs, broad and juicy mid-palates and lush and fine-grained tannins. The sub-appellation claims some of the valley’s most prized vineyards today, namely Caymus, Rubicon and Beckstoffer Georges III.

It is also home to Napa’s most influential and historic personalities. Thomas Rutherford, responsible for the appellation's name, made serious investments here in grape growing and wine production between the years of 1850 to 1880. Gustave Niebaum purchased a large swath of land and completed his winery in 1887, calling it “Inglenook.” Today this remains the oldest bonded winery in California. Georges Latour founded Beaulieu Vineyard in 1900, making it the oldest continuous winery in the state. Latour also hired the famous enologist, André Tchelistcheff, a man credited for single-handedly defining the modern Napa winemaking style.

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  • Quintessa  2004 Front Label
    Quintessa 2004
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Sloan Proprietary Red 2004 Front Label
    Sloan Proprietary Red 2004
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Inglenook Rubicon 2004 Front Label
    Inglenook Rubicon 2004
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Front Label
    Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004 Front Label
    Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Freemark Abbey Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Front Label
    Freemark Abbey Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    • Quintessa (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004  Front Label
      Quintessa (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    • Heitz Cellar Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004  Front Label
      Heitz Cellar Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Sloan Asterisk Proprietary Red Blend 2004  Front Label
        Sloan Asterisk Proprietary Red Blend 2004
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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