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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 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Schrader Beckstoffer Georges III Vyd. Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Frank Family Vineyards Winston Hill Proprietary Red 2015  Front Label
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  • Round Pond Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
    Round Pond Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    The Terraces Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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    • Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015 Front Label
      Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    • Riboli Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
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      Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    • Staglin Booth Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
      Staglin Booth Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Quintessa (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015 Front Label
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        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Sullivan Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
        Sullivan Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Staglin Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
        Staglin Chardonnay 2015
        Chardonnay from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
        Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
        Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • St. Supery Rutherford Merlot 2015  Front Label
        St. Supery Rutherford Merlot 2015
        Merlot from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Quintessa  2015 Front Label
        Quintessa 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Pina Napa Valley Firehouse Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
        Pina Napa Valley Firehouse Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
        Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Front Label
        Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2015
        Sauvignon Blanc from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
        Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Frog's Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
        Frog's Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • St. Supery Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
        St. Supery Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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      • Honig Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2015 Front Label
        Honig Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2015
        Sauvignon Blanc from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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        • Nickel & Nickel Quicksilver Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
          Nickel & Nickel Quicksilver Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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        • Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
          Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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          Round Pond Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2015
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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