In 1972, while the rest of the world was just beginning to take notice of Napa Valley, the founders of Rutherford Hill recognized a unique opportunity. They believed that the climate and soil of the valley, like Pomerol, were well suited to Merlot and were among the first to pioneer what has become Napa's premier varietal. Today, Rutherford Hill continues its tradition of crafting wines with great complexity and character with 100 percent Napa Valley fruit.
The luxurious structure and multi-layered aromatics of this wine showcase the depth, range and elegance of the vineyards in which this exceptional fruit is sourced.
This Merlot is produced from our estate grown vineyards throughout Napa Valley and delivers a full-bodied, velvety texture with concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry, clove, anise and an espresso finish.