Terlato Family Vineyards

Rutherford Reflection
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 181


Terlato Family Vineyards

Rutherford Reflection

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced

"Winemaking begins in the vineyard" is much more than a slogan for Terlato Family Vineyards. Outstanding vineyard sites that we farm under strict sustainable and progressive practices are at the heart of the superb wines we produce. The Terlato Family and winemaker Doug Fletcher offer a notable bottling of Napa Valley's quintessential wine, Cabernet Sauvignon. Among our portfolio of Napa Valley vineyard sites is a hillside location in Rutherford. This west-facing hill provided the grapes for this fabulous 100% varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. We named this wine Rutherford Reflection in celebration of the Rutherford vineyard that gave us this powerful yet graceful Cabernet Sauvignon offered specifically for the delight of 2012 PNV attendees.

Aging Process

20 months in new French Oak barrels

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.6
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Douglas Fletcher

Winemaker, Terlato Vineyards

Winemaker, Douglas Fletcher

I grew up in Oregon, was always interested in science and food, and went on to study Microbiology at the University of Oregon. My “aha” moment came when my college roommate’s family introduced me to an incredible Bordeaux on a picnic. We paired it with delicious cheeses and baguettes…wow!

I had always planned to go back to graduate school until I met the stepson of Martin Ray. He invited me to work a harvest at Martin Ray Winery. Champagne breakfasts with omelets out in the vineyards... I instantly fell in love with the wine business and decided not to go back to school. I spent years working with Martin Ray learning all aspects of winemaking. We sourced Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Steltzner Vineyards. Steltzner was interested in starting his own winery so I joined him in the early ’80s. A few years later I met the founder of Chimney Rock and took a position as their head winemaker. I stayed at Chimney Rock until the winery was acquired by Terlato in 2001. Owner Tony Terlato and I hit it off from the start. Today I oversee the winemaking for Terlato Wines, and I’m probably one of, if not the longest-tenured winemakers in the Stags Leap District.

Country born: United States

Education: University of Oregon B.S.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years


222 Sutter Street
Suite 450
San Francisco  CA  94108


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