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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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    Scarecrow M. Etain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Prominence Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
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    • Sloan Proprietary Red 2009 Front Label
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    • Schrader Beckstoffer Georges III Vyd. Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
      Schrader Beckstoffer Georges III Vyd. Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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    • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (stained label) 2009 Front Label
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    • Inglenook Rubicon 2009 Front Label
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    • TOR Beckstoffer To Kalon Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009  Front Label
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    • TOR Beckstoffer To Kalon Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009  Front Label
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    • Peju Province Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009  Front Label
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      • Quintessa (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009  Front Label
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        • Promise Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Premiere Napa Auction) 2009 Front Label
          Promise Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Premiere Napa Auction) 2009
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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