Monday, February 18, 2008
2005 Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Yes, this Napa Valley Winery right off Rutherford Ranch has taken off on an uphill battle against the top exclusive producers in Napa Valley. This wine has a fruitful bouquet with exceptional ruby color. It is not too dry and most likely is blended with about 10% merlot to keep its tannin levels in check. Acidity is normal and its ripe with blackberry, pepper, smoke wood chip, and a hint of currant (wow)! I can see why Robert Parker gave this winery a Best Napa Valley Value. I am sure glad we bought 200 cases of this wine before it flies of the shelf!
Drink now or cellar for 1-2 years.