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2017 Proprietor's Selection Merlot - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Proprietor's Selection

Merlot

Napa Valley

2017

  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Aging: 18 months in 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

The winter of 2016-2017 broke the drought for most of California. Napa Valley received much-needed rainfall throughout the season, totaling almost 60 inches of rain. The vines responded with full, healthy canopies for the long growing season. The weather was warm and sunny all season, which allowed the fruit to ripen at a slow and steady pace.

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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