Rutherford Hill Merlot Reserve 2009

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Medium dark ruby color; focused berry, blackberry nose; ripe berry, blackberry, baked berry palate; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish. (90% Merlo... Read more

Medium dark ruby color; baked black fruit, French oak, vanilla nose; baked black fruit, ripe berry palate with integrating oak; medium-plus finish.... Read more

Nice chocolate aroma in the neck - tight tannins. Needs to open up about a hour before drinking, and still needs years of aging. Read more

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Snooth User: Richard Jennings
780161109,384
4.00 5
04/11/2013

Medium dark ruby color; focused berry, blackberry nose; ripe berry, blackberry, baked berry palate; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish. (90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon; 18 mos. in French oak; 14.1% alcohol) 92 points


Snooth User: Richard Jennings
780161109,384
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/11/2013

Medium dark ruby color; baked black fruit, French oak, vanilla nose; baked black fruit, ripe berry palate with integrating oak; medium-plus finish. (80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec; 18 mos. in French oak; 14.4% alcohol) 91 points


Snooth User: vintagecycling
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/08/2010

Nice chocolate aroma in the neck - tight tannins. Needs to open up about a hour before drinking, and still needs years of aging.


Snooth User: JJS
1578187
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/28/2009

This is a light wine; I picked it up before watching Interiors. I tasted it with Sterling and decided to stick with the later for the movie.


Snooth User: putnamshome
3632673
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/27/2010

Good dry Merlot - prefer 2004 over 2006.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 12/13/2007

A very fruity nose. Slightly tight. Mouth of berries.


Snooth User: akops41
30190550
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 12/13/2007

first thing that came to my head after tasting was "plums and berries"


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External Reviews for Rutherford Hill Merlot Reserve

External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

Flavors of dark cherries and chocolate abound in this soft and fleshy, balanced Merlot. The finish is silky and lingering with a hint of vanilla, cinnamon and tobacco.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/18/2009

The Wine NEws ReviewRated 90Cedary scents of blackberry, cherry soda, coffee bean and black tea. Concentrated, brambly flavors of mixed berries, cherry and pencil shavings. Lingering finish heightened by mocha notes.Wine Tasting NotesDark cherries, rich chocolate and a hint of oaky sweetness abound in this merlot. For anyone who doesnt know this grape, a glass could be a mind-altering event. A stellar example of why Rutherford Hill is King of the Merlot world. Sufficient easy charms to work on its own as an aperitif; enough going on to complement a long list of edibles. More uses than a Swiss Army knife and much easier to operate. Enjoy!


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2004 01/13/2011

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2004 09/21/2009

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