Rutherford Hill Merlot 2015

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Rutherford Hill Merlot 2015
$28.99
$26.09

SKU 359

750ml

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Dark cherries, rich chocolate and a hint of oaky sweetness abound in this merlot. For anyone who doesn't know this grape, a glass could be a mind-altering event. A stellar example of why Rutherford Hill is King of the Merlot world. Sufficient easy charms to work on its own as an aperitif; enough going on to complement a long list of edibles.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Rutherford Hill
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine EnthusiastBlended 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.

Virginie Boone, August 1, 2019
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Wine SpectatorFeaturing 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.

Kim Marcus, 2019
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Wine AdvocatePale 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2017
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VinousThe 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.

Antonio Galloni, March 2018