Rutherford Hill Merlot 2019

Rutherford Hill Merlot 2019

$34.00
Availability:
  • In Stock
Varietal
Merlot
Region
California
Winery
Rutherford
Alcohol
14.5

Overview

The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season, not without its moments of unpredictability, helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure and soft tannins. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture promises an amazing vintage.

Aging

18 months in French Oak

Fermentation

Stainless Steel Tank with daily pumpovers, pressed at dryness; Secondary fermentation to finish in barrels and tanks.

Winemaker

Marisa Taylor

Tasting Notes

Style

Full Bodied, Smooth

Flavor

Blueberry, Boysenberry, Chocolate, Coffee

Aroma

Aromas of blackberry, cassis and black raspberry with hint of vanilla, black tea leaves and graphite

Taste

Full-bodied, layers of blueberry and boysenberry coupled with integrated tannins, and a smooth and rich cacao, espresso finish