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2016 Proprietor's Selection Merlot - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Proprietor's Selection

Merlot

Napa Valley

2016

  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Aging: 100% French and American Oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
Olive Branch
Fruity red plum and cherry, with vanilla and delicate violet notes. Velvety mouthfeel with delicious flavors of baking spices and raspberry.

Vineyard Notes

Winemakers across Napa Valley reported another stellar harvest for 2016. Bud break began early due to a warm spring, and the summer then brought moderate daytime temperatures with cool evenings. Harvest started early, in mid-August, and progressed at a steady pace. October ushered in a few rain showers that put a swift end to a successful harvest.

Food Pairing Notes

Beef stew, roasted pork loin and our favorite- grilled flat iron steak with blue cheese butter. Our choice for cheese is Gouda and Camembert.

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