Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red Wine Napa Valley 2014

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   Napa Valley

Varietal   Red Blend

Retail Price   $25

ABV   13.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Deep, dark, ruby red color.

Aromatics

The nose is filled with the scents of freshly crushed red and black berries with accents of vanilla, cassis, chocolate, and brown baking spices.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and silky fruit-driven core with a generous dose of sweet chocolate and vanilla with raspberry jam rising on the finish.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with sweet, jammy fruit and soft, silky tannins.

Cool Factor

A

We love red blends because when they are done right the sum is greater than the parts.

Value Grade

B

We would love to see this wine selling for under $25 as the soft, semisweet character has a wide appeal for those seeking the best $15 bottle.

Analysis

This charming red blend is made with a blend of Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet, and Syrah. It's aged in French oak barrels that lend soft vanilla and brown baking spice notes. The ripe Napa fruit and the soft and semisweet flavors has wide appeal. This wine is simply a pleasure to drink. 88 points out of 100.

How to Enjoy

Pair this vibrant red blend with rich stews, tomato-based sauces, or just grab a glass.

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