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2005 Rutherford Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve Howell Mountain
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Why wait? I'll tell ya why...
12/06/2014
by BOYNTON12674239
Patience is not one of my virtues but grudgingly, I do practice it on occasion. It was well rewarded. Having just consumed the last bottle, it was by far the best yet. What presence and flavor! So that's why they grow those grapes way up there...
2005 Rutherford Grove Reserve - Howell Mountain
10/31/2011
by Hoyt14063232
Exceptional value for the price. Would highly recommend this wine.
Outstanding.
10/22/2011
by Wright14082229
Do yourself a favor and purchase this one. OMG, it was fantastic.

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