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Smith & Wollensky Restaurants Introduce a Rare 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on February 11, 2020

Boston, Mass.—Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, a collection of iconic steakhouses that feature acclaimed wine lists, has added a new luxury 2016 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon to its portfolio of Smith & Wollensky-branded wines. This exceptional wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the premier American Viticultural Area of Rutherford in Napa Valley. Rutherford is known for its drastic night-and-day temperature shifts, sandy alluvial soils and the “dusty” finish to its wines, similar to the Pauillac region in Bordeaux. 

To welcome the addition of this luxurious 100% Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, Smith & Wollensky will offer the following introductory special offers including sizzling steak and full-bodied pairings, available beginning Feb. 4, just in time for Valentine’s Weekend!

  • By the glass and by the bottle specials:$40 a glass, $155 a bottle
  • 42 oz. USDA Prime Longbone Ribeye & Cabernet Dinner for Two: Priced at $220 to celebrate the New Year, this pairing includes a Swinging Tomahawk carved tableside, served with roasted potatoes and a bottle of Smith & Wollensky 2016 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Filet & Cabernet Pairing: Uncork a bottle of Smith & Wollensky 2016 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and enjoy any two filets for the price of just one. Filets can be mixed and matched, with options including Signature Filet Mignon, Coffee & Cocoa Rubbed Filet and Gorgonzola Crusted Filet. 

* Introductory specials are available through March 31, or while supplies last. Restrictions on steak pairing offers may apply at select locations, based on availability. To learn more, visit

“We are excited to add this extraordinary 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from an esteemed region in Napa Valley to our wine menu,” said Alec Bruggenthies, national beverage director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group. “This selection is a rarity, as most Cabernet Sauvignons do have small amounts of other grape varieties blended in. For decades, Smith & Wollensky has been known for offering great wines and I feel that the addition of our distinctive and delicious Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon strengthens that commitment to our wine program.”

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About Smith & Wollensky 2016 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon  

Tasting Notes: Aromas of red and dark fruits, with vanilla and mocha. Flavors of Christmas spice, black raspberries, black cherries and chocolate. Firm tannins and good acidity. The finish lingers with leather, mocha and spice. 

Vineyard Notes: Sourced entirely from our Rutherford vineyard with soils from three alluvial fans, primarily gravelly, sandy and loamy. Rutherford soils are dominated by the Franciscan marine sedimentary materials with some volcanic deposits featuring volcanic and porous soils with moderate overall temperatures. 

Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging: 24 months in French oak, 70% new

About the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, Inc.
Since its establishment in 1977 as America’s classic steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky has been committed to delivering unparalleled hospitality and the best USDA Prime steaks, dry-aged for tenderness and flavor and hand cut on site daily. Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is headquartered in Boston, Mass., and owns and operates six iconic Smith & Wollensky locations in the US: the newly opened Las Vegas location at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Miami Beach; Boston and a suburban Wellesley, MA location. The restaurant group, widely known as “America’s Steakhouse,” opened their first international location in London in 2015 and debuted a new international location in Taipei, Taiwan in late 2018. The acclaimed wine list, rich ambiance and exceptional service are designed to provide guests with a truly memorable steakhouse experience. To learn more about the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, visit

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