Rutherford Bench Appellation
Our original Estate vineyard consists of 12 acres which were replanted in 1990 with cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and sangiovese. With consistent ratings (92-94+ points), this vineyard beautifully showcases the earthy characteristics that make Rutherford famous. Currently, each of these varietals is available to all our guests. In addition, two blends are available to our Gold and Platinum Members in limited quantities: Giovanni’s Tuscan Reserve, a Super-Tuscan style blend of cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese, and Rutherford David, a Bordeaux-style blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and merlot.