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2017 Raymond District Collection Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

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February 25, 2024 - $46

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RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

...classic Rutherford dusty earth, stewed tea and sautéed herbs character over cassis, warm plums and blackberry preserves with loads of savory charcuterie and tapenade-inspired nuances. Medium-bodied, the palate has beautiful restraint with lots of earthy sparks and wonderfully rugged tannins, finishing long and mineral laced.

93Vinous / IWC

...possesses terrific richness and volume, which gives it an extra kick of both resonance and persistence. Tobacco, cedar, mint and wild red cherry all flesh out in this ample, beautifully delineated Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.

93Jeb Dunnuck

...red and black currants, gravelly earth, chocolate, and tobacco aromas and flavors. It too is ripe, round, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured on the palate, with loads to love.

91Wine Spectator

Well-rendered, with a focused and streamlined feel to the mix of cassis, bitter cherry, savory and sweet tobacco notes. Light tug of earth keeps it nicely grounded.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford

Rutherford AVA is just north of the Oakville AVA in the heart of Napa Valley, and it is equally distinguished. It is home to Beaulieu Vineyard and inglenook, arguably Napa Valley’s most historically influential wineries. Inglenook started making in wine in the late 19th century, and Beaulieu Vineyards was producing by the first years of the 20th century. BV founder Georges de Latour is particularly esteemed for having recruited Andre Tchelistcheff, a renowned research oenologist, to move from France to Napa Valley in 1938 and run BV’s winemaking. The legendary Tchelistcheff brought European winemaking techniques to Napa Valley and vastly improved wine quality. Other Rutherford winemakers followed his lead. Today there are 5,000 vineyard acres in Rutherford and many acclaimed producers. The famous Silverado Trail with its exclusive, limited production wineries, runs partly through Rutherford AVA. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are characterized by supple tannins, richness, notes of cherry and plum, depth and the ability to age for several decades. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon the AVA also grows Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. It received its AVA designation in 1994.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.