(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.
(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.
Wine Spectator(From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/90.