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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Rutherford Hill Merlot 2001
Rutherford Hill Merlot 2001
(search item no. 56614)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"A straightforward, precise merlot with full-on blackberry and black cherry flavor And it's even more lovely tasted a day later, the pure black cherry flavor taking on spice. Buy a case to serve over the next several years, whenever beef is on the menu."
-Wine & Spirits

A beautiful deep red color is accompanied by aromas of black cherries, dark plums and boysenberries. This is complexed with layers of toasted oak, sweet vanilla and nutmeg. A soft entry and full mouthfeel is complemented by flavors of rich fruit, oak and velvety tannins. The wine follows with a long, soft and sweet finish.

Alcohol Level: 13.9%

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About Rutherford Hill Winery:

Nestled high in the Eastern Hills, Rutherford Hill Winery commands a spectacular view overlooking the Rutherford bench of Napa Valley. It is from a handful of the most select Napa vineyards that Rutherford Hill continues its tradition of crafting legendary wines. In 1976, 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, similar to Pomerol, were well suited to Merlot and were among the first to pioneer what has become Napa's premier varietal. Today, this tradition of quality continues, expressed by wines of great complexity and character.