The 2014 vintage of our Meritage is a blend of Merlot (50%), Petit Verdot (23%), Cabernet Franc (21%), and Malbec (6%).
A complex nose of bright red fruit, violets, and dried rose petals is laced with delicate notes of saffron, vanilla, and spice. The palate is bright and youthful, with a focused structure and layered flavors of cherry and raspberry alongside oak spice and tar. The tannic structure and acidity follow through the finish. Aged for 18 months in French oak. Drink now through 2024.
Sorting pre and post-destemming, grapes are destemmed, not crushed. Fermentation and maceration will last up to 2 months followed by a gentle pressing. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in barrels. Blending is done in April. Aging 18 months in French oak (53% new oak).