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Casa Larga

Casa Larga
NV Meritage, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21.99

Casa Larga
NV Meritage, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Dark brick red color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of boysenberry preserves, dried cherries, nougat, and lilacs with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, easy roasted nuts and leafy earth finish with soft tannins and light oak. A chewy, savory dry red blend for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Savory
Aroma Aroma: boysenberry preserves, dried cherries, nougat, and lilacs
Taste Flavor: roasted nuts and leafy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Gnocchi Bolognese, Tea Smoked Duck, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, savory dry red blend for the table.

The Producer

Casa Larga Vineyards

The Producer
2287 Turk Hill Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
USA
1 585-223-4210

Their Portfolio

89 Casa Larga 2015 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $11.99.
89 Casa Larga 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $17.99.
85 Casa Larga 2013 Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $16.99.
89 Casa Larga 2010 Fiori Barrel Aged Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 10.5% (USA) $59.99.
90 Casa Larga NV Cab-Merlot, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $12.99.
89 Casa Larga NV Meritage, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $21.99.
88 Casa Larga 2013 Sunrise Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $24.99.
88 Casa Larga 2013 Sawmill Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $24.99.
85 Casa Larga 2015 Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
90 Casa Larga 2015 Chardonnay-Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
91 Casa Larga NV "Tramonto", Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
86 Casa Larga NV "Pallido", Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $8.99.
87 Casa Larga NV "Lilac Hill", Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
84 Casa Larga NV "Petite Noir", Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.99.
87 Casa Larga 2015 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
87 Casa Larga 2015 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
85 Casa Larga 2015 Microclimate, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $24.99.
89 Casa Larga 2014 American Oak Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $17.99.
90 Casa Larga 2014 French Oak Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $19.99.
89 Casa Larga 2014 Hungarian Oak Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $18.99.
88 Casa Larga NV CLV, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $13.99.
91 Casa Larga 2016 Vineyard Hill, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
91 Casa Larga 2016 Rose, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $12.99.
84 Casa Larga 2014 Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $16.99.
91 Casa Larga 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $14.99.
92 Casa Larga 2013 Fiori Delle Stelle Estate Grown Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.8% (USA) $43.99.
81 Casa Larga NV Cab-Merlot, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $13.99.
92 Casa Larga NV Meritage, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $23.99.
88 Casa Larga 2016 Chardonnay-Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
83 Casa Larga NV Pallido White Blend, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
88 Casa Larga 2015 Medium-Dry, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $16.99.
90 Casa Larga 2016 Vineyard Hill, Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.5% (USA) $11.99.
86 Casa Larga 2016 Medium-Dry, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
88 Casa Larga NV Tramonto Red Blend, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $10.99.
84 Casa Larga 2015 Fiori Delle Stelle Estate Grown Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 12.1% (USA) $47.99.
85 Casa Larga 2016 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Casa Larga 2016 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.

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.