2014 Rutherford

Merlot
Description

The 2014 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the earliest harvested vintages in years. A warm spring led to early bud break and created the perfect environment for flowering and fruit set. With warm days and cool nights, our team was able to maintain ideal acid levels with optimum, bright fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2014 Rutherford Merlot opens with rich aromas of Marion berry, cherry and hints of forest floor and roasted portabella. 

Palate: 

The medium tannins and brightness on the mid-palate makes this Merlot very drinkable. The tannins are like a light dusting of cocoa on the finish with a slight gravelly minerality.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2014 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the earliest harvested vintages in years. A warm spring led to early bud break and created the perfect environment for flowering and fruit set. With warm days and cool nights, our team was able to maintain ideal acid levels with optimum, bright fruit flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
  • TA: 6.5 g/L 
  • pH: 3.52
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Aging:
    • 100% French Oak
    • 33% New for 19 months
  • Varietals:
    • 100% Merlot
  • Production: 227 cases
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Spanish Lamb Ragout
$75