Grape Variety: Cabernet-Sauvignon
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO VINTAGES
Country: United States
Region: Napa Valley
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Rutherford Wine Company
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium+ ruby with a medium to medium+ intense nose.
Positives: What a nice surprise to have a Napa Valley Cab for under $20 that doesn’t taste like blueberry jam on toast. This wine features cedar, raspberry, plum, ribena, blueberry, mocha, cherry and a touch of leather. Medium+ body, tannins, acidity and length.
Interesting Point: Very similar to Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Chile ($18.5 & a best buy from my earlier review), but not as strong in the ribena and blueberry notes.
Tasted: 9 Jan 13
Drink now or over the next 3 years, on its own or pair it with tenderloin steak.
Score: 9/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4