Rutherford Hill Atlas Peak Merlot
Capturing and presenting Merlot's style and charm has been our primary mission since our founding. Our enthusiasm for Merlot is the stimulus for producing this Merlot grown in the Atlas Peak appellation. This Atlas Peak Merlot joins the good company of our Napa Valley and Reserve Merlot bottlings. The mountain-grown grapes of Atlas Peak produced a Merlot with exceptional concentration and structure. We were so impressed by this particular lot that bottling it as a single appellation wine was the natural step. This Merlot delivers the heft and structure expected balanced very gracefully on plush accessible tannins.
This singular expression of Merlot provides dark aromas of blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and spice with hints of violet. It has a rich, generous tannin structure and is full-bodied with dark berry flavors, baking spices and a long finish.