Foyt Family Wines
2011 No. 72 Sonoma County Meritage
California: Sonoma County
Start your engines!
From exciting start to a well-deserved victory lap, this wine takes the checkered flag.
Racing metaphors aside, we really love today’s Foyt Family Wines 2011 No. 72 Sonoma County Meritage. This food-friendly wine, blended from the Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon (82%), Cabernet Franc (12%) and Merlot (6%), is a true delight in the glass. Our entire tasting panel really took its time with this wine, finding new flavors and deeper aromas the longer the wine spent in the glass.
We love red blends, especially when they achieve such lovely balance. For all of the wine’s bold fruit, there is real elegance here, as well. Drink up!
Beautiful dark sanguine red, with near-even concentration from core to edge.
California bay leaf, dried tobacco, lavender, black peppercorn, and toasted cedar join deep fruit notes of dark cherry, blackberry, and black currant.
Lively and integrated flavors race across the palate, with braised dark fruit flavors joining toasty oak, California bay leaf, saddle leather, dark roasted coffee bean, and dried cranberry.
Quite the sipper for the price, this wine is best enjoyed after a spot of decanting. A really lovely element of dusty earthiness appears in the finish.
A perfect pairing for a hearty homemade burger - we’ll leave the cheese and topping selection to you!
What the Winery Says
- Tom Meadowcroft
- Chalk Hill, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
- Fruit Variety
- 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot
- Aged in 30% new French, Pennsylvania, and Hungarian oak
- 320 Cases