Fodor's Expert Review Sequoia Grove

Rutherford Winery/Brewery/Distillery

A stand of sequoias shades the outdoor areas and woodsy tasting room of this Cabernet Sauvignon producer. A current-release tasting includes the Napa Valley Cabernet—a blend with grapes from several vineyards—along with wines that might include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, or Syrah. You can also request a tasting of single-vineyard Cabernets (price varies depending on what's being poured). A Taste for Cabernet, a thoughtful seminar focused on the output of five vineyards, provides surprising insights into which tastes—sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami—best complement Cabernet Sauvignon.


Quick Facts

8338 St. Helena Hwy./Hwy. 29
Rutherford, California  94558, USA


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Rate Includes: Tastings $25–$50, Tastings from $30

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