Rutherford HillMerlot 2021Product code: 17216
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Rutherford Hill Merlot, emanating from the heart of Napa Valley, California, offers an exemplary fusion of vibrant, intense flavours. Its luxuriously silky texture carries intriguing notes of ripe plums, succulent black cherries, marjoram and cassis with subtle undercurrents of toasted vanilla and mocha. Balanced integration of oak and velvety tannins bring depth and sophistication, framing the elegant fruit profile immaculately. Full-bodied yet refined, this Merlot's continual finish lingers exquisitely on the palate. Undoubtedly a wine of superior, old-world style finesse paired with the engrossing allure of new-world fruit. A splendid indulgence for the discerning wine connoisseur.
Deep ruby with intense aromas of dark cherry, plum, fresh fig with a hint of nutmeg, in the mouth it is medium-bodied with concentrated flavours of dark plum, pomegranate, dried cherries and a mocha finish that lead to supple and lengthy finish. Blended with classic Bordeaux varietals to produce a high quality, refined, luxury Napa Valley Merlot
About the Winery
Nestled in the heart of the world-renowned Napa Valley, Rutherford Hill Winery gracefully integrates the old-world charm with modern cultivation techniques. Established in 1972, this fine vineyard specialises in crafting the most exquisite Merlot wines, a tradition which continues to hold its allure to this day.
From the moment you enter the winery, you can feel the harmony of nature and human craftsmanship. The views are exquisite, bestowing upon the onlooker a panorama complemented by rows of meticulously pruned vines, radiant sunsets and extraordinary birdlife signatures of this elegant vineyard. Entrenched in the lore and tradition of Napa Valley, Rutherford Hill also lends itself to the contemporary wine lovers' palate, equally prioritising sustainable viticulture practices.
Rutherford’s expansive wine caves, constructed in the 1980s, harbor not only their extensive assortment of wine barrels, but also serve as a unique venue for intimate wine tastings and elegant gatherings. The winery also offers educational tours guided by well-versed wine connoisseurs who passionately engage visitors in the intriguing wine-making process: from the arduous grape cultivation on the verdant Napa slopes, to the delicate science of fermentation and barrel ageing.
Centred around the creation of fine Merlot, Rutherford Hill maintains a keen focus on quality, producing wine with robust, complex flavours encapsulating the vibrant essence of the region's terroir. With the right balance between traditional methods and innovative practices, each bottle of Rutherford Hill wine is a testament to their commitment to excellence. It's widely believed that the stories these wines narrate through their rich flavours and deep colours almost transcend the tactile pleasure of drinking.
Rutherford Hill is a vivid encapsulation of the beauty of Napa Valley, an epitome of American winemaking at its finest: a union of tradition, innovation and extraordinary sensory experiences that are certain to savour, stand the tests of time.