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At Round Pond, they strive to showcase the best of their Napa Valley estate vineyards, with a special focus on the vines in the Rutherford appellation, an area revered by wine lovers around the world for the Cabernet and other Bordeaux varieties grown there. And when you taste any of these offerings from Round Pond, we’re sure you’ll understand why.

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Round Pond 2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape(s): 86% Cabernet, 9% Petit Verdot, & 5% Malbec

Region: Rutherford, Napa Valley

Price: 55-60

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of blackberries, plums, and black cherries unfold into nuances of toasty oak, vanilla, and dusty earth on the nose. A sip reveals flavors of cherry, plum, and blackberry that meld with suggestions of vanilla bean, dark chocolate, and minerals. Lush and nicely structured, luxuriate in a glass now or let it develop in the cellar. It’s a win either way.

Rating: 93

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Round Pond 2012 Rutherford Proprietary Red Blend

Grape(s): 46% Cabernet, 24% Malbec, 20% Petit Verdot, and 10% Petite Sirah

Region: Rutherford, Napa Valley

Price: 75-80

Tasting Notes:

Fragrances of blackberries, plums, and blueberries are accented by notes of earth, dark chocolate, and violets on the nose. Flavors of bramble fruit, blueberry, and cherry come together with nuances of minerals, mocha, and toasty vanilla on the palate. A rich, dark red with supple tannins, open a bottle with spaghetti and meat balls in a fresh tomato sauce.

Rating: 92

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Round Pond 2014 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc

Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Rutherford, Napa Valley

Price: 20-25

Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of citrus fruits, honeydew, peach, and candied nuts rises up from a glass. The palate delivers flavors of melon, ruby red grapefruit, and white peach along with highlights of minerals, custard, and dried pineapple. Bright with opulent fruit flavors and a food friendly pop of minerality, pair it with fresh swordfish from the grill.

Rating: 90

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Round Pond 2013 “Kith & Kin” Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape(s): 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, & 5% Petite Sirah

Region: Napa Valley, Ca (Rutherford & neighboring appellations)

Price: 25-30

Tasting Notes:

Red currants, blackberries, and raspberries mingle with inklings of toasty oak, spring flowers, and sweet spice on the nose. With a sip, flavors of blackberry, cherry, and plum flow into allusions of floral earth, barrel spice, and toasted vanilla. Perhaps more subtle than one might expect from a Cab, but supple and floral elements make it a very inviting wine.

Rating: 89