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Beautiful golden straw color, the aromas of poached pear, brown sugar, grilled pineapple, cardamom and rose petal entice your nose. Bright acidity on the front of the palate leads to notes of pear, nectarine, and tropical fruits leaving a creamy, toasted caramel finish that lingers on the back palate.
"Golden straw in color, the 2015 Chardonnay is rich with a bouquet of white peach, lychee, and
sweet leather. Lingering aromas of dried apricot and honeysuckle invite you to take a sip. The
palate is clean yet full with flavors of blood orange, pear, kiwi and creme caramel. Finishing
with notes of big and juicy stone fruits, lightly toasted oak, and maple butter that linger on the
tongue.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
"Pale golden straw in color, this refined, leaner style of Chardonnay is refreshing and crisp allowing the fruit to express itself through the aging process to produce a true representation of the Carneros AVA. Aromas of Asian pear, kiwi and subtle baking spices invite you in. Flavors of stone fruit and caramel dance on the palate combined with a creamy texture, subtle minerality and balanced acidity that leads to a mouthwatering, wet finish.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
"The Rapp Ranch Chardonnay is a beautiful expression of grace and elegance from the Los Carneros region of Napa Valley. Golden straw in color, the aromas of Asian pear, oats and French vanilla ice cream remind you of an inviting warm cobbler. The rich and round mouthfeel coats your palate with flavors of candied citrus, macadamia nuts, and cinnamon. A beautiful balance of weight and acid, this wine is sure to disappear quickly!” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
"The 2018 Rapp Ranch Chardonnay is a vibrant and fresh representation of Los Carneros fruit in an exceptional vintage year. Golden straw in color, this Chardonnay greets you with aromatics of crisp pear, fresh apricot, and a kiss of crème. At first sip, the palate has notes of juicy nectarine, green apple fritters, and caramelized brown sugar. The subtly of the oak combined with the bright acidity offers the perfect balance from start to the long mouthwatering finish. This Chardonnay pairs perfectly with a warm summer sunset and will be sure to be a favorite for years to come!” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
"The long, warm Summer followed by mild foggy Fall mornings of 2019 produced wine with vibrancy and depth. This gave our Chardonnay a weighted yet clean, and luxurious mouthfeel. Beautiful golden straw in color leads to layered aromatics of apricot, honeycrisp apple, cinnamon and nilla wafer. The bright acidity shines on the palate from start to finish and is complementary to the viscous texture, a result of the lees stirring during maturation in the barrel. Brown sugar, honeycomb, Meyer lemon, and Asian pear linger on the palate beyond expectation.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
This Carneros Pinot Noir is a luminous garnet red with a bouquet of porcini mushrooms, forest floor, tarragon, and cherry rhubarb pie. Lively on the front palate leads to flavors of cherry compote, unsweetened cacao powder, cranberry sauce, fresh cut leather, and a smokey pate. This light to medium bodied Pinot Noir glides across your palate with a lingering finish that makes you keep coming back for more.
Brilliant dark ruby in color, this Carneros Pinot Noir is beautiful from the start. Aromas of dark black fruit, cinnamon stick, cedar and suede lure you in with secondary notes of earth, mushroom and graphite not far behind. Velvety and soft on the palate, the balanced yet structured tannins glide across the tongue with flavors of cherry pie filling, red vine licorice and baking spice. The long-lasting bright finish makes you keep going back, sip after sip.
"This garnet hued 2015 Pinot Noir introduces itself with aromas of cherry pie, cassis and cedar
with subtle notes of honey and lavender. Medium bodied, this wine shows flavors of bright Bing
cherry and red raspberry with a balanced acidity as the fruit lingers on your palate and
finishes with a slightly toasted oak.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
"Ruby red in color, this show stopper Pinot Noir is multi-layered and juicy. Aromas of early summer strawberries, rhubarb and fresh leather entice the senses with its classic Burgundian influence. Flavors of red cherry, freshly rolled cigars, and clove encompass the palate while offering structured acidity. A soft, round, refined body rolls on the tongue leading to a refreshingly long finish.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
"A brilliant ruby color, the 2017 vintage has a structured and balanced body while still offering the delicate poise of a Pinot Noir. A robust bouquet of cherry pie, rhubarb and cedar surround your senses. Pretty and bright acidity dance on your palate with complimentary notes of pomegranate, strawberry jam, and black tea. All leading into a long, soft, lingering finish of sweet tobacco and rose petals. A real crowd pleaser, this wine is sure to delight all wine lovers!" — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
"Pale ruby in color, the 2018 vintage is a brilliant example of what a nonmanipulated Los Carneros Pinot Noir can be. Rounded and supple, the aromatics fill your glass with notes of ripe strawberries, rhubarb, and a wet stone. Bright acidity and firm tannins round out the palate while flavors of cherry pie filling, baking chocolate and matcha tea coat your tongue. Clean, pure, and fruit forward, this wine will make anyone a Pinot Noir lover!" — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
"Royal ruby in color, the 2019 Rapp Ranch Carneros Pinot Noir opens with lively aromas of ripe Bing cherry, and strawberry pie that lead into delicate nuances of sweet baking spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. On the palate, the fruit is darker and more savory with black cherry compote, ripe rhubarb, tea leaf and a savory umami herbaceousness. Supple, fine-grained velvety tannins structure the wine, while well-balanced acidity gives it elegance, and vibrancy. A beautiful expression of the Carneros appellation." — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
This is a benchmark Coombsville Cabernet with classic black cherry, mocha, caramel and cedar inviting you to the next step. Rich black cherry, currant, fresh herbs, and chocolate fill the mid-palate with harmony and balance. Lovely fine tannins keep the toasty oak and bright cassis going on and on with a juicy texture that will match many different foods.
Dark Berry in color, this full bodied 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts aromas of black cherry, cacao and fig with hidden hints of mint, earth, and coffee. Soft and silky on the palate with flavors of berry pie, cedar, licorice, and caramel. Finishing with juicy, rich and fine tannins that linger longer and longer with each sip.
"Harvested from the surrounding winery property, our 2015 Rapp Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is dark garnet in color with aromas of sandalwood, sweet leather, and cocoa powder complimented with secondary notes of pomegranate and strawberry chutney. This full bodied, juicy wine provides well integrated, dusty tannins on the palate with an elongated blackberry and black cherry finish” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
"Overflowing with flavor and elegance, the 2016 Rapp Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is our quintessential example of why the Napa Valley produces the world’s best Cabernet. Beautiful aromas of baking chocolate, dark fruits and licorice greet you. The palate is soft and supple with notes of ripe plum, cherry and molasses progressing into a structured, long finish. This Cabernet is sure to delight the senses for years to come.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
“Harvested in late September, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is dark garnet in color and fills the glass with aromatics of dark cherry, cassis, white chocolate, and cedar. The palate is brimming with notes of blackberry, vanilla cream and licorice. Juicy, rich tannins coat your mouth from the first sip with balanced acidity and a surprisingly bright finish. A beautifully constructed Coombsville Cabernet that will keep you coming back for more!” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
“The deep, dark garnet hue of the 2018 Rapp Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the beauty and power to follow. Enticing fragrances of eucalyptus, maple syrup, black licorice, and cedar all beckon from the glass. On the palate it shows beautiful rich fruit, vanilla cream, chocolate covered cherries with a hint of molasses and elegant mint. The lively acid is integrated harmoniously into the medium-full bodied tannin structure, which lingers on and on leaving a juicy and refreshing finish. A Classic Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon that will keep you wanting more!” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
“Bursting with flavor and elegance, the 2019 Rapp Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is our quintessential example of why the Napa Valley produces the world’s best Cabernets. A bouquet of soft red fruit aromas including raspberry, and pomegranate, along with a touch of red licorice greet the nose. The palate is lush and layered with soft silky tannins supporting flavors of vanilla cream, cherry cola, molasses, and cranberry accents on the mid-palate and lovely notes of toasted espresso beans on the finish. This Cabernet is sure to delight the senses for years to come.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
This blend of Bordeaux varieties offers a hugely complex array of flavors but with focus and a precise target in mind. Bing cherries, red licorice, sage, and white pepper are just a few of the many layers of aromas. This is a big wine with both red and black fruit flavors including kirsch, cassis, and blackberry. There are also earthy notes of leather, anise and tobacco. The finish is a mouthwatering burst of deep toasty oak, ripe tannins, and a long sweet kiss of creamy spice. (Whip cracks…!)
This Napa Valley red blend is uniquely driven by 45% Petit Verdot. Blueberry , licorice, and rose petal entice the nose with secondary aromas of rhubarb, mint and graphite. Medium bodied on the palate, a burst of mixed berries, anise, and kirsch kiss the tongue. Balanced, firm tannins lead to a bright, long, lingering finish.
"Driven by the uncommon varietal Petit Verdot, the 2015 vintage differs from previous years with Cabernet Sauvignon being the dominant second varietal showcased in the blend. Enticing aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, brown sugar and orange spice invite you to take a sip. A boldly structured palate provides flavors of boysenberry, raspberry, vanilla, cardamom, and plum. This big and showy wine has voluptuous tannins from start to the long lingering finish” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
"The Rapp Ranch Cutter's Reserve Red Blend is a robust and dense red wine that showcases the grace and beauty of the 2016 vintage. Hints of rose petal, violet and black cherry entice your nose while the palate is brimming with berry cobbler, pencil shavings and maple. The silky, well integrated tannins and lingering finish leaves your mouth watering and longing for another sip.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
“The Rapp Ranch Cutters Reserve Red Blend is a gorgeous red wine that tells the story of the 2017 vintage with balance and grace. Initial aromas of earth and tobacco are complimented with notes of deep plum and cedar that inspire the senses. Upon first sip, you are greeted with dark fruit and violets that soon make room for bright acidity with notes of blueberry and mocha. This wines long, soft tannins and luscious finish mean that it can be enjoyed for any occasion.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
“The 2018 Rapp Ranch Cutters Reserve Red Blend is a robust and silky wine that showcases the grace, beauty and power of the 2018 vintage. Aromatic explosions of freshly baked cherry pie, wild bramble fruit, clove, tea leaves, and dusty currants fill the glass. On the palate, velvety, well-structured tannins frame intense flavors of vanilla bean, and cinnamon with an undercurrent of plum jam and tobacco, leaving your mouth watering and longing for another sip.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
“The 2019 Rapp Ranch Cutters Reserve Red Blend has a strong influence of Petit Verdot that boast abundant aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, and cranberry followed by hints of clove, tea leaves, and black pepper. Full bodied and concentrated with a sensational fruit core, vanilla bean, worn leather, sweet tobacco, and a hint of dark chocolate covered cherries dance along the palette. Silkily structured, well-balanced acidity and a lingering finish, this wine is the embodiment of powerful elegance.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
Barrel fermented and aged on lees in neutral barrels for 4 months, this 100% Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon is a brand-new wine addition to the Rapp Ranch portfolio. Aromas of strawberry flowers, red pear, beeswax, and lavender invite you in. Flavors of blood orange, watermelon rind, kiwi, and gooseberry dance on the palate while the bright acidity leaves you salivating for more. This wine is ready to be enjoyed all summer long.
“Barrel fermented and aged on lees in neutral barrels for 5 months, this Rosé is composed of both Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals. Aromas of Asain pear, peach, strawberry leaf and violet invite you in. Flavors of watermelon, lychee, beeswax, and sage dance on the palate while the bright yet balanced acidity leaves you salivating for more. This wine is ready to be enjoyed all summer long.” — Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
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