Rutherford Hill

Napa Valley Merlot

8.849 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Michael Dossett

Needs at least 30 mins to breathe. Nice spice, strong black cherry. Short, smooth finish. Paired surprisingly well with teriyaki glazed chicken.

Needs at least 30 mins to breathe. Nice spice, strong black cherry. Short, smooth finish. Paired surprisingly well with teriyaki glazed chicken.

2 people found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2016
Michael Westerberg

Enjoyed this wine. Dark fruit forward merlot, subtle spice, flavors of dark cherry, plum and hints of blackberry. Good soft mouth that would pair nice with salt and pepper steak or a good burger.

Enjoyed this wine. Dark fruit forward merlot, subtle spice, flavors of dark cherry, plum and hints of blackberry. Good soft mouth that would pair nice with salt and pepper steak or a good burger.

Jan 19th, 2016
Roger Cabrera

Fleshy and bold. Notes of strawberry and red current, a little pyrazine action and a smooth mocha finish.

Fleshy and bold. Notes of strawberry and red current, a little pyrazine action and a smooth mocha finish.

Oct 21st, 2015
Bill Morgan

Tastes of blackberry with barely existent tannins quite good

Tastes of blackberry with barely existent tannins quite good

Feb 15th, 2017
Jason Tankersley

2102 cab Franc , awesome!

2102 cab Franc , awesome!

Dec 25th, 2016
Lisa Nelson

Drinkable right now. Smooth. Got it at Ralph's

Drinkable right now. Smooth. Got it at Ralph's

Dec 12th, 2016
Michelle Connely

Combination of merlot, Syrah, and Cab. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels. Better after letting it breath. Pictured is the Napa valley appellation, I've requested an expert to review it bc they don't have the right wine.

Combination of merlot, Syrah, and Cab. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels. Better after letting it breath. Pictured is the Napa valley appellation, I've requested an expert to review it bc they don't have the right wine.

Dec 1st, 2016
Pierre Arneaux

Very good Merlot. Highly recommend. Fantastic nose. Oak and funk. Delicious at this price point, will buy again.

Very good Merlot. Highly recommend. Fantastic nose. Oak and funk. Delicious at this price point, will buy again.

Sep 17th, 2016
bharat

Not a bad merlot but expected alot more then I got. No grip or balance!

Not a bad merlot but expected alot more then I got. No grip or balance!

Aug 12th, 2016
Russell Barton

Wow! Excellent merlot all the way around. Very nice.

Wow! Excellent merlot all the way around. Very nice.

Mar 13th, 2016