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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Rutherford Hill Merlot 2006
Rutherford Hill Merlot 2006
(search item no. 107217)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Rutherford Hill's Merlot is an elegant, refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create its rich aroma and flavor. The winery is perched high atop a hill overlooking Napa Valley, where the grapes are nurtured by deep volcanic soil and longer afternoon sun. An abundance of cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot. Silky, full-flavored, firm, and built for today's enjoyment with smooth tannins and lush layers of flavor.
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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.