Christopher Creek Winery

2010 Ashley's Meritage

Meritage

California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley

Offer Expired:Nov 08, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Heritage Meritage

Our tasting panel went absolutely crazy for today’s 2010 Ashley’s Meritage from our great friends at Christopher Creek Winery. This Bordeaux varietal blend is a beautifully balanced wine that is bursting with juicy flavors and lush aromas.

We are very lucky to have such close ties with Christopher Creek. This gives us special access to some of their wines, including library wines or, as is the case with today’s wine, new releases.

Enjoy this complex but balanced wine all on its own - or with a wide variety of richer foods. Enjoy now, but be sure to lay a few bottles down for the next decade or more. You can bet that we’ll be stocking our cellars with this fantastic Meritage!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Very dark and slightly opaque with an inky dark purple core. At the very edge of the wine, a lovely ring of magenta encircles the glass.

Smell:

Rich and layered with sweet aromas that balance against spice and earth. Stewed blackberry, black cherry and blueberry dance with sweetwood, cured meat, bramble and dried brown tobacco leaf. As the wine breathes, it begins to unpack additional aromas of rich blueberry cordial, dried violets and sweet spice.

Taste:

Mouthwatering and juicy with initial flavors of blackberry, blueberry, cassis and dried cranberry. These sit atop earthen and savory flavors of cocoa dust, peppercorn, hard leather and slate mineral.

Finish:

Softly drying, with long-sustaining dark fruits that give way to leather, sweet spice and a hint of slate minerality.

Pairing:

Enjoy this sweet and savory wine with a lovely ground lamb moussaka.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Mike Brunson
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Vineyard
Finlay’s Vineyard
Varietal Composition
A traditional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
Cooperage
18 months in French oak
ABV
14.1%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 08, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price
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