February 3, 2017 |
Wine of the Month |
February Wine of the Month: 2014 Meritage
As the newest addition to our Meritage Program, the 2014 vintage asserts structural integrity at an early stage. The dynamic assembly of characteristics will only enhance with additional aging, so save a few bottles to enjoy down the road. Several Bordeaux grape varieties are blended resulting in a symphony of aromas and flavors reminiscent of old word style.
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 the 2014 Meritage now through 2024.