Rutherford Ranch Merlot 2004

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 90643
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 98% Merlot, 2% Zinfandel

Fast, furious and exciting, the 2004 harvest brought grape clusters with small berries and intense flavors producing rich color concentration and complexity.

Medium-bodied, Rutherford Ranch 2004 Merlot has soft, supple tannins with a long, satisfying finish. Dried cherry, blueberry and rich, dark chocolate intertwine for soft, lush aromas.

Able to handle anything from the grill, but this wine is absolutely at its best when served with roasted rack of lamb. Whip up a fresh pasta dish or simmer a beef stew to enjoy the concentrated fruit flavors of this Merlot.

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Rutherford Ranch favors substance over pretense. We don't waste our resources on fancy wine centers or fanciful stories. We don't need to. When it comes to making a good impression, we believe that the only thing that matters is the genuine quality and value of our Napa Valley wines. The entire family of Rutherford Ranch wines proudly bears the Napa Valley appellation. Across our...

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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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