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Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford, usually a reasonably good value, offers plenty of fragrant cedar wood, fruitcake, and...
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Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Onda 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - The largest case production is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Onda, which is essentially their second wine culled from the top lots of...
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Foley Johnson Meritage Rutherford Estate 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - Well-centered on a core of rich blackberry, mocha, espresso, black licorice and subtle herb, with oak shadings. Maintains focus and...
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Forman Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750ml

Rated 97+ - A totally dazzling wine, Ric Forman's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is easily one of the wines of the vintage. Today, the 2013 is dense,...
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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The blueberry, walnut, shiitake mushroom and stone aromas are impressive. Full body, chewy tannins and a solid core of fruit. Needs two...
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Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 2011 750ml

Rated 89-91 - The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask emerges with scents of grilled herbs, cedar, red fruit, crushed rocks and smoke. The 2011 possesses...
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Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 2012 750ml

Rated 93+ - There have been a number of changes of late at Inglenook, so I was anxious to taste the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask. This wine was...
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Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon C. C. Ranch 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - Aromas of hot bricks, blackberry and tar follow through to a full body, velvety and chewy tannins, and a long, flavorful finish. Tight...

California Napa Valley Rutherford United States

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.

When it comes to New World wines, and especially wines from the United States of America, Napa Valley is something of a standard bearer. Over its relatively short history, it has managed to transform itself from being a fairly insignificant region, to becoming one of the most important and highly regarding wine locations on earth. With an ideal climate for viticulture, blazing sunshine and a low level of rainfall, this valley is shielded on many sides by mountain ranges which help it maintain a consistent level of heat, light and moisture throughout the year. Today, Napa Valley is a home of innovation and quality, with dozens of grape varietals thriving in the fertile soils. However, the main varietals grown there have always been Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel, and the wines they produce are constantly lauded by critics and competitions across the globe.

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.