Rutherford Wines-01

“It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet,” claimed legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff. And indeed, Rutherford wines consistently win high praise from wine critics around the world.ANDRÉ TCHELISTCHEFF
Rutherford Hall of Fame

Rutherford first won worldwide recognition in 1939 when Georges de Latour won a gold medal at the Golden Gate International Exposition for his 1936 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Since that time, BV’s private reserves have set a standard for many of the appellation’s wineries.

Five Rutherford wines were included in Wine Spectator’s “fantasy list of all-star Cabernets,” written by James Laube and published February 29, 2000. Descriptions of three of those wines are included below:

Inglenook 1941. Score: 100.
John Daniel’s perfection embodied in a wine. This great Napa Valley estate helped set the high standards for Cabernet, and time and again this immense wine has shown a magnificent ability to preserve its rich flavors for decades.

Inglenook 1958. Score: 96.
Another Daniel beauty — dark, rich and full of flavor, in much the same style as the 1941. Rutherford

Beaulieu Vineyard 1958. Score: 96.
Compelling evidence of Andre Tchelistcheff’s mastery of winemaking. Tremendous concentration and finesse that seems timeless.

Beaulieu Vineyard 1970. Score: 95.
Tchelistcheff’s last classic, very much like a grand Bordeaux, with its rich fruit and cedary nuances. Rutherford

Caymus Special Selection 1985. Score: 99.
Captured a broad range of enormously complex flavors in a tremendous year. Showed the vineyard’s signature style as well as its consistency.

Other highly awarded Rutherford Wines

2012 Aubert Chardonnay Sugar Shack Estate Score: 99
eRobertParker.com #216, Dec 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr.

2012 Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon McGah Score: 100
#215 Oct 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr.

2012 Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Patriarch Score: 98
eRobertParker.com #215 Oct 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr.

2010 Hall Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Exzellenz Score: 100
Wine Advocate #209 Oct 2013 Robert M. Parker, Jr.

2013 Hall Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Kathryn Hall Score: (98-100)
#215 Oct 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr.

2002 Rubicon Red, Rutherford Score:98
Wine Enthusiast 9/1/2006

2010 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Score:98
eRobertParker.com #215 Oct 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr.

2002 SLOAN Rutherford Red Wine
Wine Spectator Score:99
Wine Enthusiast Score:100
Wine Advocate Score:100

2007 Sloan Rutherford Proprietary Red Score:100
Wine Advocate #192 Dec 2010 Robert M. Parker, Jr.

2007 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 25th Anniversary Selection Score:98
Wine Spectator oct 15,2010

Varietals

In recent history, the Rutherford AVA has most often been associated with Cabernet Sauvignon, but in fact many other varietals are grown and produced here. The following listing has been compiled in order to provide an appreciation for the wide variety of grapes and wines produced by Rutherford growers and vintners.

To be associated with this list, a company must either grow the cited varietal within the Rutherford AVA or produce a varietal wine that includes at least 85% Rutherford grapes (keeping in mind also that any varietal wine must contain at least 75% of the named grape).

The Rutherford Appellation currently grows the following varietals

 

Bordeaux Varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Malbec
Merlot
Petit Verdot
Carménère
Other Red Varietals
Petite Sirah
Pinot Noir
Zinfandel
Syrah
Sangiovese
Tannat
White Varietals
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Gris
Sauvignon Musqué
Sémillon
Viognier
Marsanne
Roussanne

 

Varietals by Grower / Winery

Cabernet Franc

Growers Wineries
Adamson-Cole Farm
Caspar Estate
Chavez + Leeds Vineyards
Frank Family Vineyards
Komes Ranch
Star Vineyards
Tonella Vineyards
Beaulieu Vineyard
Flora Springs Wine Company
Foley Johnson
Hall
Inglenook
Martin Estate
Peju Province
Quintessa
Sequoia Grove
Slaughterhouse Cellars
St. Supery
Staglin Family Vineyard
William Harrison Vineyards & Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon

Growers Wineries
A & D Cummings
Adamson-Cole Farm
Aetna Springs Cellar
Allias Vineyards
Annaghill Vineyard
Avenali Vineyard
Baritelle Vineyards
Beckstoffer Vineyards
Bella Oaks Vineyard
Borges/Morisoli
Bunny Run Vineyard
Caspar Estate
Chaix Ranches
Chavez + Leeds Vineyards
Frank Family Vineyards
Galleron Family Vineyards
Garvey Family Vineyard
Harris Ranch
Heitz Wine Cellars
Hornberger Vineyard
Hozhoni Vineyard
Komes Ranch
McGah Family Vineyards
Monticello Vineyards
Mueller-Scheppler
Pina Vineyard Managment
Pine Ridge Winery
Riboli Family Estates
Round Pond
Rutherford Group
Rutherford River Ranch
Rutherford Vista Vineyards
Slaughterhouse Cellars
St. Clement
Star Vineyards
Tonella Vineyards
Wal-Dun Vineyards
Wheaton Palm Vineyards
Wilsey Vineyard
Winston Hill Vineyard
12C Wines
Alpha Omega
Beaulieu Vineyard
Bell Wine Cellars
Cakebread Cellars
Caymus
Elyse
Fleury Winery
Flora Springs
Foley Johnson
Fountainhead Cellars
Freemark Abbey Winery
Frog’s Leap Winery
Galleron Signature Wines
Hall
Honig Vineyard & Winery
Inglenook
Martin Estate
MCG Cellars
Merryvale Vineyards
Neal Family Vineyards
Peju Province
Provenance Vineyards
Quintessa
Raymond Vineyard and Cellars
Rutherford Grove Winery
Rutherford Hill Winery
Rutherford Ranch
Sequoia Grove
S.R. Tonella Cellars
St. Michelle Wine Estates
St. Supery
Staglin Family Vineyard
Sullivan Vineyards
Tres Sabores
Trinchero Family Estates
Whitehall Lane Winery
William Harrison Vineyards
Zahtila Vineyards

Carménère

Growers Wineries
Quintessa

Chardonnay

Growers Wineries
Beckstoffer Vineyards
Heitz Wine Cellars
Inglenook
Hoatzin/Aetna Springs
Rutherford River Ranch
Star Vineyards
Tonella Vineyards
Fleury Winery
Raymond Vineyard and Cellars
Staglin Family Vineyard

Malbec

Growers Wineries
Komes Ranch
Pine Ridge Winery
Flora Springs Wine Company
Sequoia Grove

Marsanne

Growers Wineries
Inglenook

Merlot

Growers Wineries
Adamson-Cole Farm
Aetna Springs Cellar
Avenali Vineyard
Beckstoffer Vineyards
Frank Family Vineyards
Freemark Abbey Winery
Heitz Wine Cellars
Hoatzin/Aetna Springs Cellars
Komes Ranch
Round Pond
Rutherford River Ranch
Rutherford Vista Vineyards
Star Vineyards
Tonella Vineyards
Wheaton Palm Vineyards
Beaulieu Vineyard
Cakebread Cellars
Fleury Winery
Flora Springs Wine Company
Foley Johnson
Frog’s Leap Winery
Hall
Inglenook
Martin Estate
Peju Province
Pine Ridge Winery
Provenance Vineyards
Quintessa
Raymond Vineyard & Cellars
Rutherford Grove Winery
Rutherford Hill Winery
Sequoia Grove
St. Supery
Sullivan Vineyards
Trinchero Family Estates
Whitehall Lane Winery

Petite Sirah

Growers Wineries
Chavez + Leeds Vineyards
Freemark Abbey Winery
McGah Family Vineyards
Outcalt Family Vineyard
Elyse Winery
Frog’s Leap Winery
Neal Family Vineyards
Tres Sabores

Petit Verdot

Growers Wineries
Allias Vineyards
Caspar Estate
Inglenook
Komes Ranch
McGah Family Vineyards
Riboli Family Wine Estates
Round Pond
Flora Springs Wine Company
Foley Johnson
Martin Estate
Pine Ridge Winery
Quintessa
Sequoia Grove
St. Supery
Staglin Family Vineyard
Tres Sabores

Pinot Noir

Growers Wineries
Star Vineyards

Roussanne

Growers Wineries
Inglenook

Sangiovese

Growers Wineries
Frank Family Vineyards
Round Pond
Rutherford Grove Winery
Staglin Family Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc

Growers Wineries
Allias Vineyards
Avenali Vineyard
Beckstoffer Vineyards
Chavez + Leeds Vineyards
McGah Family Vineyards
Wheaton Palm Vineyards
Tonella Vineyards
Alpha Omega
Beaulieu Vineyard
Cakebread Cellars
Foley Johnson
Frog’s Leap Winery
Honig Vineyard & Winery
Long Meadow Ranch
MCG Cellars
Provenance Vineyard & Cellar
Rutherford Grove Winery
Rutherford Hill Winery
S.R. Tonella Cellars
Whitehall Lane Winery

Sauvignon Gris

Growers Wineries
Rutherford Hill Winery

Sauvignon Musqué

Growers Wineries
Cakebread Cellars
Foley Johnson

Sémillon

Growers Wineries
 McGah Family Vineyards Alpha Omega
Cakebread Cellars
Whitehall Lane Winery

Syrah

Growers Wineries
Hozhoni Vineyard Inglenook

Tannat

Growers Wineries
Pine Ridge Winery

Viognier

Growers Wineries
Inglenook

Zinfandel

Growers Wineries
Inglenook
McGah Family Vineyards
Bealieu Vineyards
Elyse
Neal Family Vineyards
Tres Sabores

Cabernet Blends

Winery Label Varietals
Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Flora Springs Trilogy Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Foley Johnson Bradford Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Inglenook Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Pine Ridge Andrus Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Quintessa Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Sullivan Vineyards Coeur de Vigne Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
William Harrison Vineyards Rutherford Red Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc