Wine Maker Notes
Wine drinkers gravitate to Merlot for its accessibility, generous fruit flavors and curvaceous texture. Capturing and presenting Merlot's style and charm has been our primary mission since our founding. Experience matters. Rutherford Hill 2007 Merlot benefits from 3 decades of Napa Valley history with this classic wine. It is an elegant and refined interpretation of the classic Bordeaux varietal. Estate vineyards that we purchased and developed in the 90's become more useful to us with each vintage. The Merlot lots were lifted and enhanced when our winemaker wove Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec into the final blend.
Brick red in color. Aromas of cherry, chocolate, anise, soy, clove and cocoa. Round, smooth tannins, with flavors of cherries and plums and hints of anise, cocoa and clove.