List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Rutherford Wine Napa Valley, California

Learn about Rutherford wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
12 Items
12 Items
  • Quintessa  2012 Front Label
    Quintessa 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • JS96
    • RP94
    • WS92
    4.6 10 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $169.00
    Try the 2018 Vintage 209 99
    169
    169
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Scarecrow M. Etain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Scarecrow M. Etain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • RP94
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $247.97
    Try the
    247 97
    247 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • WS94
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $209.97
    Try the
    209 97
    209 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Quintessa (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
    Quintessa (375ML half-bottle) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • JS96
    • RP94
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $95.00
    Try the
    95
    95
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Round Pond Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Round Pond Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • RP93
    • WW92
    • WS92
    • JS92
    4.0 15 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $59.99
    Try the
    59 99
    59 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Schrader Beckstoffer Georges III Vyd. Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  Front Label
    Schrader Beckstoffer Georges III Vyd. Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • RP96
    • WS95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $449.00
    Try the
    449
    449
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Quintessa (3 Liter Bottle) 2012 Front Label
    Quintessa (3 Liter Bottle) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • JS96
    • RP94
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $759.00
    Try the
    759
    759
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • RP98
    • WS95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $1,699.97
    Try the
    1,699 97
    1,699 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • RP96
    • JS95
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $219.99
    Try the
    219 99
    219 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Quintessa (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Quintessa (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • JS96
    • RP94
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $379.00
    Try the
    379
    379
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • RP96
    • JS95
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $419.97
    Try the
    419 97
    419 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Lewis Cellars Hillstone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  Front Label
    Lewis Cellars Hillstone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $141.97
    Try the
    141 97
    141 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...