Rutherford Ranch Merlot 2016
Aromas of juicy blueberry, ripe bing cherry, and vanilla from oak aging compliment the luscious flavors of bing cherry, blueberry, and creamy vanilla. Soft tannins and the grape’s inherent sweetness make this wine an ideal accompaniment to duck and other light meat ent rees and par ticularly delicious with blackened fish dishes.
The growing season began early and, as a result, ended early at the end of October when fruit achieved optimum ripeness with perfectly balanced sugar and acid. Select lots were sourced from diverse Napa Valley sub-appellations to create a medley of nuanced flavors, aromas and varietal characteristics.