Meritage Reserve 2012
Raspberry, spice, and cedar on the nose are greeted with flavors of dense fig, spice, and pepper. The finish is strong with lingering tea-like tannins.
NOSE: vanilla, mild raspberry, holiday spice, cedar, tea. PALATE: dense with soft tannins, bright cranberry flavors, fig. FINISH: raspberry tea-like tannins, lingering cranberry, and a warm, dry finish. AGING: drink now or hold for another 5-7 years
Food Pairing Notes
The acidity, medium tannins, and mild toast characteristics of the wine lend itself to fattier, non-charred cuts of meat such as Crown Rib Roast. The herbal and spice qualities complement the meat without overpowering it.
47% Petit Verdot. 28% Merlot. 16% Cabernet Franc. 9% Cabernet Sauvignon.
33 Months in oak