(2012 Vintage) A brilliant garnet in color, this Meritage is rich with aromas of dark cherry, plum, and boysenberry with subtle notes of mocha and cedar completing the nose. Flavors of blackberry and anise are lush and pronounced on the palate and are followed by hints of brown spice and maple. This blend of flavors exhibits a good balance between acids and tannins that ends with a very smooth finish.
Blend:58% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/04