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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Rutherford Ranch Merlot 2008
Rutherford Ranch Merlot 2008
(search item no. 107082)
green wine


PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep purple color with bright fruit aromas blueberry and blackberry layered with notes of vanilla, anise and nutmeg. Flavors of Bing cherry, vanilla and nutmeg from oak aging. The wine has soft tannins, rich texture and a long finish. The Spring frosts in 2008 were the worst in 30 years. It was also the second dry growing season - with very little rain after January. This resulted in lower crop yields, but with intensely flavored fruit!
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About Rutherford Ranch:

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 full spectrum of wines, you may expect wine flavor profiles that are fresh and contemporary, yet rich and naturally fruit forward.

The winery and estate vineyards are certified 100% Organic and meet the strictest State and Federal guidelines for environmentally progressive winegrowing.