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Rutherford Hill Merlot 2014 Wine Review

Rutherford Hill Merlot 2014

Rutherford Hill Merlot 2014

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Rutherford Hill

Agent: Mondia Alliance Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A robust and balanced Californian red wine made from Merlot grapes grown in the Napa Valley. Aromas of mocha, toasty oak and fleshy ripe black plums. Smoky finish. Rutherford Hill is a Teralto Family winery that uses the 18th century winemaking technique of blending in a splash of Syrah grapes for body and Cabernet Sauvignon for structure. Winemaker Marisa Taylor aged the wine for 16 months in French oak barrels. Pair with rare meats.

Merlot food pairings: grilled venison tenderloin, roast chicken, veal Porterhouse.

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This Rutherford Hill Merlot 2014 was reviewed on March 17, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This Merlot has dark berry aromas with notes of chocolate, cedar, and hints of autumn leaves and cinnamon.

On the palate, there are flavours of tart blackberry, plums, and cassis. It has wonderful acidity and a beautiful harmony. Lovely wine!

Tasted February 2018
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Spicy black berry, currant, and smoke. The palate is well structured with fine tannins supported by refreshing acidity and great depth of flavour. Enjoy with braised beef or grilled tenderloin with balsamic sauce. Tasted February 2018. 91 pts. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Rutherford Hill 2014 is a dark and deep Merlot from Napa Valley, California. Look for ripe cherry, savoury spice, dried herbs, meaty and smoky flavours on this muscular red. Pair with grilled meats. - Community Wine Reviews

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