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Sullivan Rutherford Estate

James O'Neil

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date October 2020
  • Estate grown, “James O’Neil” is produced from a single-clone Cabernet Sauvignon hailing from a historic block from our vineyards

  • Aged for 22 months, 100% new French oak: dark, savory with richness and depth of the Rutherford nested appellation

  • Winemaker Jeff Cole identifies this offering as “the best wines produced on our estate over the last four decades”

Jeff Cole

Jeff Cole, Winemaker

Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
10-15 years
Graduated with Wine & Viticulture degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

A Napa native, growing up in Yountville, Jeff was unknowingly surrounded by the industry that would ultimately become his passion. Jeff graduated with a Wine and Viticulture degree from California Polytechnic University, in 2006. While studying at Cal Poly, he began developing real-world experience by working at both Laetitia Winery and Windward Vineyards. Upon graduating he moved back to the Napa Valley to continue his career.

Jeff joined the Sullivan Vineyards winemaking team in 2013. Prior to joining Sullivan Vineyards, Jeff was the assistant winemaker at Shramsberg Vineyards.