Wine Advocate 87 points - Rutherford Hill makes a bevy of Merlots. There are 25,000 cases of the 2013 Merlot Napa. This is a soft, fruity, well-made Merlot with notes of roasted herbs, mocha, coffee bean, and black cherry and currant fruit. It is meant to be drunk in its exuberant youth, but should evolve nicely for 4-5 years.
Rutherford Hill 2013 Merlot is an elegantly refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create a beautiful bouquet of rich aromas and prolonged flavors. Lavish cherry fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot.