Original
6 Ratings
Rutherford Ranch Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) This Merlot has true varietal blueberry aromas with subtle suggestions of cocoa and toasted oak. Ripe, juicy plum and cherry with the blueberry jamminess on the palate. Hints of pomegranate / grenadine in a supple, smooth but unsweet, lingering finish. Food Recommendation: This is a very versatile wine that matches well with nearly every food, except the lightest fish or fowl. Especially good with lamb, roast, grilled beef, full-flavored red sauces and homey dishes like sausages and polenta."

Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2008 Vintage) There are 16,000 cases of this spectacular bargain in Chardonnay. This 2007 from, of all places, Napa Valley, is a beautifully fruited wine (orange blossoms, nectarines, poached pears, and a hint of pineapples) revealing little oak, medium body, zesty freshness, and gorgeously pure fruit. This dry, delicious 100% Chardonnay is best consumed over the next 1-2 years.