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Date Printed: 1/18/2017
Rutherford Ranch Merlot 2009
Rutherford Ranch Merlot 2009
(search item no. 111043)
green wine

PRICE ON 1/18/2017: $15.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of rich, juicy cherry, violets and vanilla. Delicious flavors of cranberry, red cherry, blueberry. Well-balanced with firm acidity, elegant tannins over a medium finish with hints of barrel spice.

The 2009 vintage for Napa wines was long and mild. The winter was relatively dry followed by a cool spring. The foggy summer months led to early Fall rains. A relatively small harvest of high quality fruilt with concentrated color and flavors, good acidity and balance.

A wonderful pairing with roast beef, grilled chicken or pork chops and hearty pasta dishes. Also complements your favorite cheese platter.

Blend: 91% merlot, 6% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon

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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.