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Rutherford Ranch
Merlot
Napa Valley

2016

  • Appellation: Rutherford
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
Olive Branch
Ripe Bing cherries, blueberry, sage and toasted oak notes are complimented by hints of vanilla lingering on a long finish.

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 which put a swift end to a successful harvest.

Food Pairing Notes

Soft tannins and a round mouthfeel make this wine an ideal accompaniment to forest mushroom flatbread, roast chicken with thyme and onions or your favorite hamburger.

Production Notes

BLEND: 96% Merlot, 4% Malbec

Select lots were sourced from diverse Napa Valley sub-appellations to create a medley of nuanced flavors, aromas and varietal characteristics.