Rutherford Hill Merlot Reserve
The aim of our Reserve Merlot program is to produce powerful Merlot wines with aging potential. Through much deliberation and consideration our winemaker composed this balanced and structured Napa Valley Merlot. The combination of outstanding, hand selected fruit, exceptional French oak and experienced winemaking talent resulted in a guest-worthy merlot. All our winemaking and vineyard efforts across our 200 estate acres are focused upon making our Reserve Merlot as impressive and memorable as possible.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of blueberries and blackberries with notes of vanilla and nutmeg. Concentrated flavors of black fruit, with velvety tannins.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Alcohol %: 14.00%
Aging: 21 months in French oak barrels.
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Medium dark ruby color; baked black fruit, French oak, vanilla nose; baked black fruit, ripe berry palate with integrating oak; medium-plus finish. (80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec; 18 mos. in French oak.