Full Review

Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk
NV Lux Meritage, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39.99

Cooper’s Hawk
NV Lux Meritage, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Medium ruby black color. Hot, jammy aromas of berry cobbler and sweet paprika with a round, bright, fruity medium-full body and a hot, medium-length mixed berry jam, dark chocolate spread, and sweet tobacco finish with medium, chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A big, fruit forward red blend with approachable tannins.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: berry cobbler and sweet paprika
Taste Flavor: mixed berry jam, dark chocolate spread, and sweet tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Steak Fajitas, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big, fruit forward red blend with approachable tannins.

The Producer

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

The Producer
15690 S. Harlem Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462
USA
1 708-633-0200 ext.108

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.