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  • Country ranking ?

    393
  • Producer ranking ?

    39
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The Story

In the late 60s, Joseph Phelps was running one of the largest construction companies in the U.S. when he won the bid to build Souverain Winery (now Rutherford Hill) located a few miles outside of St. Helena. Enamored with the beautiful Napa Valley and contemplating a career change, in 1973 he bought the 600-acre Connolly cattle ranch in Spring Valley, and began planting vineyards. The winery was completed in 1974 and that same year the first S...

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Lots and lots of oak influence here. But it’s not a bad wine. Ripe, sweet, smooth and quite lush with blackberry fruit, a very sweet personality, and a liqueur-like richness. Smooth, textured and sweet, but showing some elegance. 92/100 

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Napa, Napa Valley

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