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Rutherford Hill 2015 'Limited Release' Atlas Peak Merlot

Rutherford Hill 2015 'Limited Release' Atlas Peak Merlot

Big Merlot Fans!
Don't Miss Out...
dryness
acidity
tannin
body
fruit
Big Merlot Fans!
Don't Miss Out...

Mission Codename Lot a Merlot

Here it is.

A big, brawny, drop the gloves bareknuckle bruiser of a Merlot from a legendary Napa icon - Rutherford Hill Estate.

And we put the price into submission, wrestling it all the way down to $29. For reference, that’s just a shade over the price of their everyday, entry-level Merlot.

It’ll go toe to toe with many a top Merlot like Pride or Pahlmeyer. And it’ll give many a top Napa Cab a serious inferiority complex.

Keep in mind, this is the “Limited Release” Estate bottling from Atlas Peak. Normally only available from the winery tasting room - somehow, we worked our magic and brought a few cases into our warehouse to share with you. Don’t even ask how. In fact, if you search online for it, you won’t find a trace that it exists! Talk about a SPY wine.

Rutherford Hill is one of those fixtures in Napa. An old giant hanging out quietly up the Silverado trail just doing their thing for almost 50 years. You can easily miss the sign as you cruise up, but a visit to this winery will take you straight back to 1972 when they were formed. The faces have changed but the wine has been insanely consistent.

If you want a soft, supple, light, and fruity Merlot, look elsewhere. This has serious structural heft, and endless concentration with complexity to spare. Deep black/red in the glass, it’s medium to full-bodied and simply jammed with smoky blackberries and crushed plums, a dusting of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and some Asian five-spice. Whatever winemaker Marisa Taylor did here, we’re loving it. This gives us serious winer-wine vibes and begs for some hearty slow cooker beef stew.

We wish they shared more with us… but we’re lucky to have any of this rare gem at all.

Get some while you can!

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Tasting Profile For soft, supple, light, fruity Merlot, look elsewhere

dryness
acidity
tannin
body
fruit
Rutherford Hill 2015 'Limited Release' Atlas Peak Merlot 750ml Wine Label
Look

Deep, dark ruby with a crimson glowing edge

Smell

Blackberries, plums, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, Asian five-spice

Taste

If you want a soft, supple, light, and fruity Merlot, look elsewhere

Finish

Serious structural heft, and endless concentration with complexity to spare

Pairing

Begs for some hearty slow cooker beef stew

What the Winery Says 2015 'Limited Release' Atlas Peak Merlot

Rutherford Hill
Rutherford Hill
Winemaker
Marisa Taylor
Varietal
100% Merlot
Vintage
2015
Alcohol
14.15
Appellation
Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
Total acidity
6.2 g/L
pH
3.58
Harvest date
October 7, 2015
Aging
20 months
Barrels
80% new French oak
Production
4 barrels

About the Winery Rutherford Hill

Rutherford Hill Winemaker Marisa Taylor
Rutherford Hill Winemaker Marisa Taylor
Rutherford Hill 2015 'Limited Release' Atlas Peak Merlot 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Dec 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm
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Price Redacted
$65.00
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Rutherford Hill 2015 'Limited Release' Atlas Peak Merlot 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Dec 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$65.00
Elsewhere