Rutherford Hill Merlot 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this Merlot is a tannic and powerful wine. It offers earthy flavors of leather and oak around a rich and decadent core of dark plum.
Featuring lively minerality to the raspberry and cherry flavors, this red offers a crisp, fresh appeal and savory cut on the structured finish. Drink now through 2022. 21,810 cases made.
Pale to medium garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Merlot offers up notes of baked plums, warm cherries, spice cake and earth with hint of bay leaves. Soft, juicy, full-bodied and well rounded, it delivers an uncomplicated mouthful of black fruits and spices with good persistence.
The 2015 Merlot is a soft, open-knit wine with modest depth and overall concentration. Light in both color and overall intensity, the 2015 is best enjoyed sooner rather than later, while the red-toned fruit and floral notes remain bright and nicely lifted.