Foyt Family Wines

2011 No. 72 Sonoma County Meritage

Meritage

California: Sonoma County

Offer Expired:Aug 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Start your engines!

From exciting start to a well-deserved victory lap, this wine takes the checkered flag.

(ahem)

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!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautiful dark sanguine red, with near-even concentration from core to edge.

Smell:

California bay leaf, dried tobacco, lavender, black peppercorn, and toasted cedar join deep fruit notes of dark cherry, blackberry, and black currant.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

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.

Pairing:

A perfect pairing for a hearty homemade burger - we’ll leave the cheese and topping selection to you!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Tom Meadowcroft
Appellations
Chalk Hill, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
Fruit Variety
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot
Cooperage
Aged in 30% new French, Pennsylvania, and Hungarian oak
Production
320 Cases
ABV
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price
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