Our Estate Meritage is a classic Bordeaux style red blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon
, 20% Merlot
and 10% Cabernet Franc
. Our first vintage in 2006 received 90 points and this one has proved to be just as good. The Cabernet Sauvignon
and Cabernet Franc
produced fully ripe fruit flavors of cherry, blackberry and spice. The small amount of Merlot
added to the final blend helps lift the nose and brings a nice wild berry and dark currant flavor to the wine. Aged 28 months in 35% new French oak adds great structure and balance with a long lingering finish. This wine will age well for 6-10 years. Only 208 cases produced.