Intense aromas of dark cherry, plum, fresh fig and a hint of nutmeg. Concentrated flavours of dark plum, pomegranate, dried cherries and mocha that lead to supple and lengthy finish.
84% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Syrah
18 months in French oak barrels.
Rutherford Hill was founded in Rutherford, Napa in 1972, where the original owners believed that the climate and soil of the valley were well suited to Merlot, similar to Pomerol. In 1996, the Terlato family purchased the Rutherford Hill winery and embraced its legendary commitment to quality over quantity. Today, 75% of production is dedicated to Merlot. Winemaker Marisa Taylor continues to craft beautiful wines and is 100% committed to sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices.