Rutherford Hill Barrel Select Red Blend 2011 Front Label
Rutherford Hill Barrel Select Red Blend 2011 Front LabelRutherford Hill Barrel Select Red Blend 2011 Front Bottle ShotRutherford Hill Barrel Select Red Blend 2011 Back Bottle Shot

Rutherford Hill Barrel Select Red Blend 2011

  • WS91
  • JS91
750ML / 13.7% ABV
Other Vintages
  • V92
  • WS90
  • RP90
  • JD90
  • WS90
  • JS91
All Vintages
Out of Stock (was $26.99)
0
Limit Reached
Alert me about new vintages and availability
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me about new vintages and availability
Ships Tue, Feb 14
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0.0 0 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 13.7% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Rutherford Hill Barrel Select is crafted with high quality Bordeaux varietals that demonstrate lively and bright red fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry, and plum, with a slight hint of spiciness. The luxurious structure and multi-layered aromatics of this wine showcase the depth, range and elegance of the vineyards in which this exceptional fruit is sourced.  French oak barrels cradle each harvest within the estate caves for 16 months providing a unique environment that enhances the wine aging process.

Blend: 69% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petite Verdot, 7% Malbec

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Sleek and well-structured, no easy feat for 2011. Aromas of black cherry, tomato leaf and mocha open to fleshy flavors that wrap around a core of balanced tannins and acidity. Notes of red currant, fresh herb and cedar lace the finish. Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2020.
JS 91
James Suckling
A wine with blackberry, chocolate and spice character. Full body, round tannins and a long finish. A blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon, with hints of malbec, syrah, and petit verdot. Delicious. Drink now.
View More
Rutherford Hill

Rutherford Hill Winery

View all products
Rutherford Hill Winery, California
Rutherford Hill Winery Rutherford Hill Winery Tasting Room Winery Image
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.
Image for Napa Valley Red Wine content section
View all products

Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.

Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.

Image for  content section
View all products
CGM30290_2011 Item# 138266

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...