Best of Class/Gold Medal - 97 points - Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2014 (2010 red wine)
98 points - The 12th Interwine International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2014
21st Annual Monterey Wine Competition
International Women’s Wine Competition
Orange County Commercial Wine Competition
COLOUR: Deep ruby colour.
NOSE: Berry, blueberry, dark chocolate and cinnamon spice.
PALATE: Rich, smooth flavours of blueberry pie and luscious dark cocoa.
COMMENTS: Our winemaker works with the barrel cooper to create custom toasted 100% French oak specially for Silver Buckle. The wine has 12 months on oak for it’s delicious spice quality.
Rutherford Wine Company is family-owned and managed with a portfolio of wines representing the rich diversity of California’s outstanding appellations. Today, the portfolio includes Rutherford Ranch Winery (Napa Valley), Round Hill, Scott Family Estate (Arroyo Seco), Lander-Jenkins Vineyards, Predator (Lodi), Rhiannon, Silver Buckle, and extensive Private Label offerings.
Uncompromising and ecologically far-sighted viticulture is an ethical imperative for us. Though more labor intensive than prevalent commercial winegrowing methods, our efforts are rewarded with fruit rich in flavor and character. And great fruit is a prerequisite for great wine.
The company is based at Rutherford Ranch Winery, in Napa Valley’s Rutherford District - one of the region’s most renowned sub-appellations. The winery and estate vineyards are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. The critically acclaimed wines have been characterized as one of Napa’s great values by noted wine writer Robert Parker.
The winery received the 'Family Owned Winery of the Year' Award at the 2012 New York International Wine Competition. Rutherford Ranch Winery was named 'Napa Winery of the Year' at the 2013 New York International Wine Competition.
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