WE 92 Pts -According to Wine Enthusiast - "Blackberry, charred sage, beef crust and cedar notes introduce this blend of 48% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It’s lively on the palate, with a lingering finish of dried cherries."
92 Points - Meridith May, The Tasting Panel Magazine October 2014 -
89 Points - California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition 2014 -
Tasting Notes - "Our 2012 Meritage presents elegant aromas of black currant, cassis and ripe plum, complemented by intriguing earthy notes and cedar. The color is deep ruby red, dense, and reflects the intensity of this vintage, the vineyard, and the careful selection of our finest lots. On the palate the wine shows exceptional depth of flavor with firm but velvety tannins. The classic blend of four noble grapes produces a wine of finesse and character featuring our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot. 48% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc." 14.5% ABV.