Posts Tagged Rutherford

2013 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

One is put on notice that this is going to be a special wine when it is first poured. It is an opaque, glass-staining black/crimson, soaked with color to the rim. A quick sniff reveals hedonistic aromas of concentrated cassis, blackberry, and a hint... Read more

2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

No list of iconic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines is complete without the Bosché Vineyard bottling from Freemark Abbey. This wine is a three-vineyard blend from the Napa’s Rutherford district: 53% Bosché, 42% Sycamore, and 5% Red Barn... Read more

1997 David Arthur Merlot, Rutherford

Still young. The chocolatey tannins are just now starting to clump together. Good black fruits, vanilla, a tobacco note and a hint of anise. Continued to improve over three hours. MSRP: N/A (October 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1997 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

Another case of infanticide, slowly unfolding to show dark cherry and currant fruit, coffee and cedar. It needs at least another five additional years of cellaring, and should go for 15. MSRP: N/A/ (April 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1997 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford Cuvee

Already throwing sediment. The nose starts out tight, with wisps of smoky, toasty French oak. It slowly opens up, becoming perfumed, showing berry fruit, dark chocolate and black licorice. Drinking well now. MSRP: N/A (New Year’s Eve,... Read more