Ruston Family Merlot St. Helena Napa Valley 2008
John Ruston runs a sleepy little one-man operation in the western St. Helena Benchlands. Just a stone's throw from Spottswoode, Ruston Vineyards stands alongside some very heavy hitters in the Napa Valley. Qualitatively, this is everything you've come to expect from Ruston's exacting standards. Its Merlot is characteristically sleek, with red currant and plum notes, framed with fine tannins and refreshing acidity. It's pleasure in a glass - a great wine for quaffing with friends, or with a tender filet of beef. Production on this vintage was a miniscule 97 cases. We strongly recommend you to buy this one while you can.