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2021 Rutherford Hill Napa Valley Merlot

Nestled high in the Eastern Hills, Rutherford Hill Winery has a spectacular view overlooking the Rutherford bench of Napa Valley. It is from a handful of the most select Napa vineyards that Rutherford Hill has crafted high quality wines for over four decades.

The 2021 Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley is a quality wine that is delicious, easy to drink and will satisfy today’s palate of red wine. In the glass, the wine features a beautiful deep garnet color that immediately gives cues that you are in for a great ride. On the nose, the wine exhibits aromas of blackberry, raspberry, cassis, cedar with subtle hints of dark chocolate, exotic spices, and graphite. The wine's full-bodied entry reveals layers of lush mixed fruits. It has such a sense of purity and harmony. The tannins are soft and well-integrated, with a lovely texture creating a wine that is truly complex. The finish is smooth and balanced.

By Perry Miroballi

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