Merlot
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Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding example of the bold personality and unbridled flavor characteristics of a Napa Valley Cabernet. This ripe, sleek, elegant wine is carefully crafted then properly cave aged in French oak within one of the most extensive natural cave systems in North America, providing the ideal temperature and humidity throughout the aging process.

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Crimson
Aroma
Intense aromas of dark fruit (black currant, blackberries, & blueberries) layered with notes of cassis with hints of savory herbs, anise, and spice
Taste
Intricately and intense flavors of dark cherry and pomegranate, with a thread of baking spices. Full bodied and round with a lush texture and rich tannins.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
76% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
17% 
Merlot
7% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Average of 16 days on skins. Stainless steel tank with daily pumpovers, pressed at dryness.
Length/Type of Aging: 
18 months in French oak barrels
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Rutherford Hill 2014 Merlot is an elegantly refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create a beautiful bouquet of rich aromas and prolonged flavors. Lavish cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot. At Rutherford Hill winery, only French oak barrels are used to age each harvest. These barrels rest naturally in our caves which provide a unique environment that enhances the wine-aging process. Silky, full-flavored, firm, and built for today’s enjoyment, the wine finishes with smooth tannins and intricate layers of flavor on the palate.

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Wine Notes
Color
Ruby
Aroma
Intense aromas of cherry, plum, pomegrante with a hint of anise and cola
Taste
Medium-bodied with flavors of cranberry, pomengrante, dried cherries with a cocoa finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
86% 
Merlot
6% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
2% 
Malbec
2% 
Cabernet Franc
2% 
Petit Verdot
2% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Stainless steel tanks with daily pumpovers, pressed at dryness
Length/Type of Aging: 
16 months in French oak barrels
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Rutherford Hill 2013 Merlot is an elegantly refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create a beautiful bouquet of rich aromas and prolonged flavors. Lavish cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot.  At Rutherford Hill winery, only French oak barrels are used to age each harvest.  These barrels rest naturally in our caves which provide a unique environment that enhances the wine-aging process. Silky, full-flavored, firm, and built for today’s enjoyment, the wine finishes with smooth tannins and intricate layers of flavor on the palate.

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Wine Notes
Color
Ruby
Aroma
Intense aromas of cherry and plum with a hint of anise and vanilla
Taste
Full-bodied with concentrated flavors of red fruit, and plush tannins give the wine a rich finish; with layers of vanilla and dried currants
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
79% 
Merlot
15% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
3% 
Syrah
3% 
Malbec
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
6.30 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Average 18 days on skins.Steel Tank with daily pumpovers, pressed at dryness.
Length/Type of Aging: 
16 months in French Oak
Bottled Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2015
Release Date:
Monday, February 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
26,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Rutherford Hill 2012 Merlot is an elegantly refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create a beautiful bouquet of rich aromas and prolonged flavors. Lavish cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot.  At Rutherford Hill winery, only French oak barrels are used to age each harvest.  These barrels rest naturally in our caves which provide a unique environment that enhances the wine-aging process. Silky, full-flavored, firm, and built for today’s enjoyment, the wine finishes with smooth tannins and intricate layers of flavor on the palate.

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Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
Intense aromas of raspberry and plum with a hint of dried cherry.
Taste
Concentrated flavors of red fruit, and plush tannins give the wine a rich finish; with a hint of cocoa, caramel and dry currants.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
76% 
Merlot
20% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
2% 
Syrah
1% 
Cabernet Franc
1% 
Petit Verdot
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
13.90%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Stainless Steel tank with daily pumpovers, pressed at dryness.
Length/Type of Aging: 
15 months in French oak barrels
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Release Date:
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
26,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Rutherford Hill Merlot is an elegantly refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create a beautiful bouquet of rich aromas and prolonged flavors. Lavish cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot.  At Rutherford Hill winery, only French oak barrels are used to age each harvest.  These barrels rest naturally in our caves which provide a unique environment that enhances the wine-aging process. Silky, full-flavored, firm, and built for today’s enjoyment, the wine finishes with smooth tannins and intricate layers of flavor on the palate.

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Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
Intense aromas of raspberry and plum with a hint of dried cherries.
Taste
Concentrated flavors of red fruit, and plush tannins give the wine a rich finish; with a hint of cocoa, caramel and dry currants.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
85% 
Merlot
6% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
5% 
Syrah
4% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
13.80%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Stainless Steel tank with daily pumpovers, pressed at dryness.
Length/Type of Aging: 
15 months in 100% French oak barrels
Bottled Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Release Date:
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
15,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

 

Rutherford Hill’s Merlot is an elegantly refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create a beautiful bouquet of rich aromas and prolonged flavors. Lavish cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot.  At Rutherford Hill winery, only French oak barrels are used to age each harvest.  These barrels rest naturally in our caves which provide a unique environment that enhances the wine-aging process. Silky, full-flavored, firm, and built for today’s enjoyment, the wine finishes with smooth tannins and intricate layers of flavor on the palate.

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Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
Intense aromas of raspberry and plum with a hint of dried cherries.
Taste
Concentrated flavors of red fruit and plush tannins give the wine a rich finish; with a hint of cocoa, caramel, and dry currants.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Syrah
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
13.90%
Acid Level: 
5.80 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Stainless steel tanks with daily pumpovers, pressed at dryness.
Length/Type of Aging: 
15 months in 100% French oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012
Release Date:
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
26,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    1.5 LT
  • 12
     - 
    375 ML
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

 

Rutherford Hill’s Merlot is an elegantly refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create a beautiful bouquet of rich aromas and prolonged flavors. Lavish cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot.  At Rutherford Hill winery, only French oak barrels are used to age each harvest.  These barrels rest naturally in our caves which provide a unique environment that enhances the wine-aging process. Silky, full-flavored, firm, and built for today’s enjoyment, the wine finishes with smooth tannins and intricate layers of flavor on the palate.

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Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
Intense aromas of raspberry and plum with a hint of dried cherries.
Taste
Exceptional mouthfeel, with concentrated flavors of red fruit. Plush tannins confer the wine a rich finish; with a hint of cocoa, caramel, and dry currants.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2009
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
Malbec
Petit Verdot
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
13.90%
Acid Level: 
5.80 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Average 16 days on skins. Stainless steel tanks with daily pumpovers, pressed at dryness.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Barrel aged in French 225L barrels for 15 months, 25% new Oak
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Release Date:
Friday, March 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
22,600
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    1.5 LT
  • 12
     - 
    375 ML
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Rutherford Hill’s Merlot is an elegant, refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create its rich aroma and flavor. The winery is perched high atop a hill overlooking Napa Valley, where the grapes are nurtured by deep volcanic soil and longer afternoon sun. An abundance of cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot. Silky, full-flavored, firm, and built for today’s enjoyment with smooth tannins and lush layers of flavor.

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Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
Dark cherry and plum
Taste
Flavors of black fruit and cocoa. Rich mouthfeel, velvety tannins leading to a persistent finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2007
Type:
Red
Alcohol: 
14.20%
Acid Level: 
6.00 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Stainless steel tank with daily pumpovers with average 16 days on skins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in French oak barrels for 16 months.
Cases Produced: 
34,929
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML