Merlot
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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