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Rutherford 2019: top Cabernets from this Napa AVA

Centred around the town of the same name, the Rutherford AVA has a unique terroir that brings out a distinct 'dust' quality in its wines, typically through grainy tannins. Decanter's Napa correspondent Jonathan Cristaldi highlights its standout Cabernets from the 2019 vintage.

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on the benchlands and ancient riverbeds of this AVA show a hallmark ‘Rutherford dust’ quality, often evident on the nose and appearing on the palate as grainy or dusty tannins.

Scroll down for the top-scoring Rutherford 2019 Cabernets


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