Rutherford Hill Winery

The Vista
2022 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 131
Vintage: 2022

Rutherford Hill Winery

The Vista

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Fruit was sourced from rare hillside Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 15 and 4 at 448 feet elevation, exemplifying Rutherford power and finesse
  • Handpicked from the oldest and lowest yielding vines, generating intense concentration and complexity
  • Our elevated hillside and rare sandy soils impart length of flavor and characteristic Rutherford dust
  • A 50th vintage celebration, reflecting sustainable farming and honoring an enduring legacy

Description

Sitting atop the Rutherford nested appellation for more than 50 years, this Rutherford Hill Winery hillside vineyard generates intense density and complexity. Residing above morning fog lines, gently caressed by sunshine and tender afternoon breezes, it boasts a tapestry of flavors reflecting winemaker Michael Coode’s style. Carefully selected from the most enchanting blocks from our highest elevation estate, this wine features notes of currants, dark cherry, herbs de Provence, toasted bread and roasted chestnuts with a velvety finish. Aging in French oak barrels for 18 months, this wine promises a long and rewarding journey in any cellar.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Michael Coode

Winemaker, Rutherford Hill Winery

Winemaker, Michael Coode

Michael Coode’s esteemed career spans 21 harvests and 4 countries comprising France, Australia, Canada and the United States. Michael has worked at the renowned Chateaux Margaux, Paul Jaboulet Ainee, Inglenook, Penfolds, Tahbilk, Rombauer and Inniskillin. A quiet achiever, Michael’s has reinvented and reinvigorated the wine portfolio of many estate wineries, bringing his international experience and business acumen to ensure each property develops wines that express the greatest potential of their terroir. Michael’s palate, dedication and international experience has made him a driving force in the Napa Valley which he has called home since 2015. His collection of old world and new world experience has reinvigorated the Rutherford Hill wine program, bringing renewed focus to this rare Rutherford hillside estate.

Country born: South Africa

Education: Master of Wine Business
Bachelor of Wine Science
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Work at Chateau Margaux, Paul Jaboulet Aine, Inniskillin, Wolf Blass, Rombauer, Inglenook, AWRI

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
The hallmark of excellence is a winemaker’s ability to adapt to the environment of each growing season. As a winemaker I have unwavering dedication and attention to detail in the vineyard which translates to fastidiousness and precision in the winemaking process. As a winemaker, I have been influenced by the traditions of the old world which drive a dedication to ensuring balance in the vineyard – the right conditions to produce excellent grapes that translate into the best wine.

Winery Distribution

Rutherford Hill Winery is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Rutherford Hill Winery Contact: Scott Nava

Domestic:

  • California ( DTC )
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