The 2007 Meritage is a combination of Three Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The wine is Purple red in color with a purple rim. The aromatics express perfumed aromas of ripe black raspberry, roast coffee and flowers with a hint of tobacco. On the palate the wine exhibits terrific black currant fruit, licorice, incense, and subtle smoke with a voluptuous mouth feel showing velvety texture with sweet tannin and impressive depth.; there’s a slightly exotic character to the stone fruit flavors, coupling the smoky oak and bitter chocolate flavors. The bright acidity and silky tannins should allow this wine to cellar for a decade or more.

Technical Analysis

Oak Aging: 30 months in 100% New French Oak

Alcohol: 14.5%

T.A.: 0.63g

pH: 3.64

Production: Limited release of 300 cases