Rutherford Hill Merlot


for the equivalent of £33.75 a bottle

Grower: Rutherford Hill Winery
Grape Variety: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Petit Verdot / Cabernet Franc / Syrah
Style: Fresh and Fruity
Country: USA
Appellation: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2018/19
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Deep ruby in colour. The bouquet brings intense aromas of dark cherry, plum, fresh fig with a hint of nutmeg. The palate shows concentrated flavours of dark plum, pomegranate, dried cherries and a mocha finish that lead to supple and lengthy finish. Blended with classic Bordeaux varietals to produce a high quality, refined, luxury Napa Valley Merlot.

Rutherford Hill was founded in 1972 upon the discovery that Napa soil is comparable for growing grape varieties previously exclusive to Pomerol, a region of Bordeaux in France. While the rest of the world was just beginning to take notice of the Napa Valley region, the founders of Rutherford Hill were among the first to realize its potential. The conditions are perfect for cultivating the dark purple grape variety that produces Merlot, the varietal that remains Rutherford Hill's flagship today. In 1996, Anthony Terlato and his sons Bill and John, well-known for their expertise in fine wines and their dedication to exceptional quality, purchased the property. They immediately improved the quality of the vineyards, the tasting room, and the production area. The handcrafted wines being produced today at Rutherford Hill by winemaker Marisa Taylor exemplify the Terlatos' consistent commitment to quality. A substantial investment has been made in purchasing vineyards and in new long-term contracts with growers representing some of Napa Valley's finest vineyards.



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