Rutherford Hill Barrel Select 2012

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Rutherford Hill Barrel Select is crafted with high quality Bordeaux varietals that demonstrate lively and dark fruit aromas of blackberry and plum, with a slight hint of chocolate. The luxurious structure and multi-layered aromatics of this wine showcase the depth, range and elegance of the vineyards in which this exceptional fruit is sourced. French oak barrels cradle each harvest within the estate caves for 15 months providing a unique environment that enhances the wine aging process. Color: Garnet Aroma: Lively with dark fruit aromas and a slight hint of chocolate. Taste: Complex mouthfeel, of luscious dark fruit, with bright flavor and great acidity.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Rutherford Hill
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
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Wine EnthusiastSanguine, this Merlot-dominant blend is juicy with well-toned structure and length. Smaller percentages of Syrah and Malbec provide succulence and softness, while also offering a density of black cherry and berry, finished in dark chocolate.

Virginie Boone, February 1, 2016
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Wine SpectatorFocused and nicely structured but distinctly herbal, with accents of tart cherry, cedar and spice. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2019. 2,400 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2015