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1850 Wine Cellars

1850 Wine Cellars
2014 Red Meritage, Santa Clara Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

1850 Wine Cellars
2014 Red Meritage, Santa Clara Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .8%
Medium ruby black color. Candied, tropical aromas and flavors of peach mango gummies, scented tobacco, dried red fruits, and kiwi and eucalyptus with a round, lively, off-dry medium body and a seamless, breezy finish that shows elements of celery salt with chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A fun, tropical, almost-off-dry red blend to drink on its own; very uniquely fruity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: peach mango gummies, scented tobacco, dried red fruits, and kiwi and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of celery salt
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, tropical, almost-off-dry red blend to drink on its own; very uniquely fruity.

The Producer

GoldLine Brands

The Producer
902 Enterprise Way, Suite B
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 925-785-9027

Red Meritage

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Meritage (rhymes with "heritage") is a term coined in California to describe a blended wine made with Bordeaux varieties. While there could be a white Meritage, the term generally refers to a red wine, thus made with any combination of five grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

Established in the 1980s, the concept of Meritage wines was initially greeted with a good deal of fanfare, but today, that excitement has waned. Most of the 100 plus wineries that make a Meritage-style wine are in California; many do not even use the term on the label, preferring their own fantasy name.

Meritage red wines age similarly to a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and are best paired with red meats and game.