2006 Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 750ml
Rutherford Hill's Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding example of the bold personality and unbridled flavors characteristic of a Napa Valley Cabernet. This ripe, sleek, elegant wine is carefully crafted then held in one of the most extensive wine aging natural cave systems in North America, which keeps it at the ideal temperature and humidity throughout the aging process. The color is crimson, with an aroma of black cherry, anise, and toasted almond. The taste is full bodied, with soft tannins and flavors of black fruit and dark chocolate.
2008 Rutherford Hill Winemaker's Red Blend 750ml
Blending is at the heart of Rutherford Hill Winery's winemaking programs. It is the critical process of combining different wines from multiple vineyard locations and appellations with one goal: Create a complete wine that is superior to the individual components. The Winemaker’s Blend is a meritage style wine that celebrates this artistic endeavor. The best attributes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot harmonize into a flavorful wine that is fruit forward, elegant, supple and age worthy. They only produce Winemaker’s Blend in exceptional vintages, and 2008 definitely qualifies. Dark ruby in color, this wine has intense aromas of blueberries, dried cherries and vanilla, with a hint of caramel. It is concentrated, full bodied, with flavors of dry cherry and redcurrant. The persistent, lingering finish has a hint of mocha and an espresso finish.