This Rutherford Merlot is blended with Malbec
and Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged in new French oak
An extremely food-friendly wine, as at home at a
picnic as it is at an elegant, candlelit dinner
This signature example of Merlot can be cellared
for up to 10 years
This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 120 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family.
Your Premiere Napa Valley Rutherford Merlot was blended with Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged in new French oak barrels in one of the most extensive cave systems in all of Napa Valley. An extremely food-friendly wine, it is as at home at a picnic as it is at an elegant, candlelit dinner. This signature example of Merlot can be cellared for up to 10 years.
Winemaker, Rutherford Hill Winery
Growing up among the vineyards of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, I guess perhaps I was destined to find a career in winemaking. At a young age, I recall visits to the vineyards to watch my godfather, a vineyard manager, work with the vines. And like most people who grow up in wine country, wine was a typical fixture at my family's dinner table. I developed a deep appreciation for the process of taking the tender grapes from vine to the glass, generating the spark of what would become my professional calling
Country born: United States
Education: Marisa graduated from the University of California, Davis, first with a B.S. in Chemistry and then an M.S. in Food Science-Enology.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
What is in the glass should reflect what is in the vineyards. My desire is to to help the grapes express themselves in the best possible way.
Nakagawa Wine Co.
3-1-3, Kotobashi, Sumida-Ku