Rutherford Hill Merlot 2018

Rutherford Hill Merlot 2018

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Varietal
Merlot
Region
California
Sub-Appellation
Rutherford
Alcohol
14.5%

Overview

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.

Aging

17 months in French oak barrels

Fermentation

Stainless steel tanks with daily pumpovers, pressed at dryness; secondary fermentation to finish in barrels and tanks.

Winemaker

Marisa Taylor

Tasting Notes

Style

Full-bodied

Flavor

Blackberry, black cherry, clove, anise and an espresso finish.

Aroma

Dark cherry, blueberry, boysenberry, dark chocolate, cedar with hint of vanilla and baking spices.

Taste

Full-bodied, velvet texture with concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry, clove, anise and an espresso finish.

Wine Ratings

90

Wine Spectator