4.5 rating over 4 reviews
Call 1180 RUTHERFORD RD
Napa, CA 94558

Cuisine: American, Steak

Rutherford Grill is a American and Steak restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid more than $50, and tipped more than 18%.

Overall
100%
Food
100%
Service
94%
Ambiance
93%
Pros
"Corn bread, Oreo dessert, French dip and ribs. "
"Food and experience"
"Service and food"
"Great service and excellent food!!! "
Cons
"We waited an hour to be seated."
"wait"
"None"
Comments
"Good good"
"None"
Gayot
Rating:
13 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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Rutherford Grill 5.0
 

Rutherford Grill Wine List Review

Rutherford Grill Wine List Review

Given that spring has arrived, more people are heading to the Napa Valley for a weekend getaway. Therefore, we thought it was time to release our wine list review of the Rutherford Grill. The Hillstone Group owns the Rutherford Grill and the Los Altos Grill. Barry Cothran oversees the wine programs at Hillstone’s restaurants and he does a fantastic job. PRICING IS ONLY $5 TO $25 OVER RETAIL. If you are looking for a restaurant with a casual atmosphere, good food and a stellar wine list that won’t break the bank, then check out the Rutherford Grill.

The list at the Rutherford Grill frequently changes, but as of the release date of this review, it had the 2008 Larkmead, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon on the list for $72. Fellow Wine Drinkers, it is nearly impossible to find wines from Larkmead at retailers or in restaurants because they sell-out all of their wines through their allocation list. If you have not visited Larkmead, then make it a point to do so the next time you are in the Napa Valley. This represents one of the top restaurant wine values on any list in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The list is comprised of 174 selections (Sparkling 6, White 64 and Red 104), and given the favorable pricing we are only going to recommend 35 to 40 wines.

Start your evening with the 2010 Round Pond, Rutherford, Sauvignon Blanc for $36 or the 2009 DuMol, Lia, Russian River, Viognier for $44, and follow it up with the 2007 Brewer Clifton, Santa Rita Hills, Pinot Noir for $56 or the 2008 Larkmead, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon for $72.

As with all VinoServant reviews, you will see the price at the restaurant followed by the mark-up over retail (2007 Schramsberg, Brut Rose, North Coast | $48 | 1.4x | This translates into a retail price of $33).

VINOSERVANT’S TOP WINE VALUES AT RUTHERFORD GRILL

Sparkling Wines

6 selections that range in price from $42 to $68

2007 Schramsberg, Brut Rose, North Coast | $48 | 1.4x
Billecart Salmon, Brut Reserve, Non-Vintage | $58 | 1.3x

White Wines

64 selections that range in price from $32 to $66

2009 Pride Mountain Vineyards, Sonoma, Viognier | $42 | BELOW RETAIL
2009 DuMOL, Lia, Russian River, Viognier | $44 | BELOW RETAIL

2009 Grieve Family, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc | $32 | BELOW RETAIL
2010 Round Pond, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc | $36 | 1.6x
2009 Rudd, Crossroads, Sauvignon Blanc | $38 | 1.6x
2010 Duckhorn, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc | $46 | 1.7x
2010 Spottswoode, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc | $52 | 1.5x

2010 Monticello, Estate, Chardonnay | $30 | 1.1x
2009 Beau Vigne, Russian River, Chardonnay | $32 | 1.1x
2010 Rombauer, Carneros, Chardonnay | $54 | 1.8x
2009 Darioush, Napa Valley, Chardonnay | $56 | 1.4x
2009 Shafer, Red Shoulder Ranch, Carneros, Chardonnay | $58 | 1.3x
2009 Brewer Clifton, Santa Rita Hills, Chardonnay | $58 | 1.6x
2009 Kistler, Les Noisetiers, Sonoma Coast, Chardonnay | $58 | 1.0x
2008 DuMOL, Russian River Valley, Chardonnay | $66 | 1.1x

Red Wines

104 selections that range in price from $32 to $98

2007 Brewer Clifton, Santa Rita Hills, Pinot Noir | $56 | 1.2x
2007 Olivia Brion, Wild Horse Valley, Pinot Noir | $58 | 1.3x
2009 Belle Glos, Las Alturas, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir | $58 | 1.4x
2008 Boheme, Taylor Ridge, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir | 464 | 1.2x
2009 Sea Smoke, Southing, Santa Rita Hills, Pinot Noir | $90 | 1.5x

2008 Davis Family, Russian River, Zinfandel | $42 | 1.4x
2007 Nickel & Nickel, Ponzo Vineyard, Russian River, Zinfandel | $56 | 1.3x

2007 Ilaria, Napa Valley, Syrah | $42 | 1.4x
2008 Shafer, Relentless, Napa Valley, Syrah | $78 | 1.4x

2006 Altamura, Napa Valley, Sangiovese | $62 | 1.2x
2000 Marchesi Di Gresy, Gaiun, Barbaresco | $70 | 1.4x

2008 Regusci, Stag’s Leap District, Merlot | $48 | 1.4x
2007 Paradigm Napa Valley Merlot | $58 | 1.3x
2007 Paloma, Spring Mountain, Merlot | $70 | 1.4x

2008 Fisticuffs, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon | $38 | 1.5x
2009 Vineyard 29, Cru, Cabernet Sauvignon | $56 | 1.2x
2007 Montagna, Tre Vigneti, Cabernet Sauvignon | $62 | 1.2x
2008 Chappellet, Signature, Cabernet Sauvignon | $68 | 1.4x
2007 Leviathan, Cabernet Franc | $68 | 1.4x
2008 Larkmead, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon | $72 | 1.0x
2009 Caymus, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon | $78 | 1.3x

Rotisserie Chicken

Cooked to perfection

Rutherford Grill 4.0
October 8, 2010
 

Wow! best ribs ever

My friends and I were on a trip to the wine country. We had such great recommendations from everywhere we stayed, visited - all spot on. One of our must-stops was the Rutherford grill for their amazing ribs - they were perfectly…
Rutherford Grill 4.0
December 7, 2008
 

Great Atmosphere

If you are looking for a reasonably affordable restaurant that still has that "FLASHY" feel, then look no further than to the Rutherford Grill. Great selection of beverages. Only down fall is the fact that if you are going to be drinking…
Rutherford Grill 4.0
December 1, 2008
 

Call ahead

Don't plan on getting in right away if you didn't call ahead. Greate food and an awesome outdoor area. one of my favorite places to eat in the valley.

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