Rutherford Hill 2018 Merlot is an elegantly refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create a beautiful bouquet of rich aromas and prolonged flavors. Lavish cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for a complex Merlot.
17 months in French oak barrels
Stainless steel tanks with daily pumpovers, pressed at dryness; secondary fermentation to finish in barrels and tanks.
Blackberry, black cherry, clove, anise and an espresso finish.
Dark cherry, blueberry, boysenberry, dark chocolate, cedar with hint of vanilla and baking spices.
Full-bodied, velvet texture with concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry, clove, anise and an espresso finish.