1988 Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley
82 Ratings
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82 Ratings
1988 Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) Garnet in color. Aromas of dark cherry and plum. Flavors of black fruit and cocoa. It has a rich mouthfeel, with velvety tannins leading to a persistent finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) 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 and plum 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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Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/90.