When Agustin Huneeus owned Franciscan Vineyards, he was so amused by the debate about what constituted the so-called Rutherford Bench that he defined it whimsically by erecting a huge wooden bench in front of his winery. That debate is all "Rutherford" dust in the wind now.
Rutherford ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
A Tale of Four Vineyards Gets Under the "Dust" in Rutherford
November 23, 2007
Edwards pauses for a very long while before he comes up with an answer to the query: How and why is the Rutherford
AVA different from others in the Napa Valley?