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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. 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

Their Portfolio

92 Casa Larga 2012 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $11.99.
90 Casa Larga 2012 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
92 Casa Larga 2012 Muscat Ottonel, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Casa Larga 2012 Gewurtztraminer, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $16.99.
89 Casa Larga NV Ice Wine Cuvée, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $29.99.
93 Casa Larga 2010 "Fiori", Block 1 Ice Wine, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $69.99.
84 Casa Larga 2006 Blanc de Blanc, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $24.99.
87 Casa Larga 2013 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $11.99.
88 Casa Larga NV Cab-Merlot, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $12.99.
88 Casa Larga NV "CLV", Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $12.99.
88 Casa Larga NV Vineyard Hill, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $9.99.
87 Casa Larga NV Vineyard Hill, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $8.99.
87 Casa Larga 2013 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
85 Casa Larga 2013 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
89 Casa Larga 2012 Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $16.99.
88 Casa Larga 2014 Dry Rose, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $8.99.
91 Casa Larga 2014 Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $11.99.
82 Casa Larga 2014 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
88 Casa Larga NV "Pallido", Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $8.99.
84 Casa Larga NV "Vineyard Hill", Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $8.99.
91 Casa Larga NV "Vineyard Hill", Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $9.99.
84 Casa Larga 2007 Blanc de Blanc, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $24.99.
93 Casa Larga 2013 Fiori 8 Dessert Wine, Finger Lakes 22% (USA) $59.99.
87 Casa Larga NV Meritage, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $21.99.
85 Casa Larga NV Cabernet/Merlot, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $12.99.
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.