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Casa Larga

Casa Larga
NV Meritage, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23.99
2017 Top 2 Best Red Meritage

Casa Larga
NV Meritage, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .1%
Ruby black color. Mature, minerally aromas of volcanic rock, cherry liqueur, and sweet basil with a supple, fruity medium body and a medium-length succulent cherries, ripe nectarine, and white pepper finish with well-integrated, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A juicy, fruit-forward red blend that is perfect on its own and complimentary of duck.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: volcanic rock, cherry liqueur, and sweet basil
Taste Flavor: succulent cherries, ripe nectarine, and white pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tea Smoked Duck, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruit-forward red blend that is perfect on its own and complimentary of duck.

The Producer

Casa Larga Vineyards

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

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.