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Rutherford Ranch Merlot 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

"White Wine Chardonnay by Rutherford Ranch from Napa Valley, California. This classic, Napa Valley Chardonnay is elegantly balanced. Layered scents of apple, tangerine and citrus punctuated by hints of French oak lend to a long, spicy finish. Serve chilled with your favorite seafood. Alcohol: 13.0% by volume ... "

Round Hill Vineyards & Cellars:
Rutherford Wine Company is family owned and managed with a portfolio of wines representing the rich diversity of California’s outstanding appellations. Uncompromising and ecologically far-sighted viticulture is an ethical imperative for us. Though more labor intensive than prevalent commercial winegrowing methods, our efforts are rewarded with fruit rich in flavor and character. And great fruit is a prerequisite for making great wine.

Member Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Merlot

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Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
5.00 5
06/01/2008

peppery, dry, oak finish


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
3.50 5
06/17/2009

at first I didn't like it. maybe it just needed to open up more. but then when I moved to having it with food, it really seemed like a great pairing (with lamb), and then after dinner I had more and it was delicious: spicy, but warm spicy, like cinnamon… A very reliable Merlot to go to with a nice dinner.


Snooth User: william344
80622165
3.00 5
12/17/2008

Ok - kind of tangy like many 'new' wines.... might be better if it sat a few more years.


Snooth User: luckymango
7422024
4.00 5
07/09/2008

This is a great Merlot. It is full of body. For the price it is an amazing value. I joined their wine club when I visited the winery. Definetly worth trying.


Snooth User: vintagecycling
30495714
0.00 5
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: jjesse910p
1422179
0.00 5
02/25/2009

Really enjoy this wine, one of my more favorites


Snooth User: JJS
1578187
3.00 5
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.


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External Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Merlot

External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesBrilliant ruby hue. Cranberry, strawberry, honeysuckle and vanilla. Brisk and refreshing, reminiscent of fresh strawberries, raspberries and plums. This vintage is drinking beautifully right now and is the perfect apertif wine!


External Review
01/15/2009

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
01/17/2009

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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"White Wine Chardonnay by Rutherford Ranch from Napa Valley, California. This classic, Napa Valley Chardonnay is elegantly balanced. Layered scents of apple, tangerine and citrus punctuated by hints of French oak lend to a long, spicy finish. Serve chilled with your favorite seafood. Alcohol: 13.0% by volume ... "

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