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Falkner

Falkner
2015 Special Selection Meritage, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .04%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$59.95

Falkner
2015 Special Selection Meritage, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .04%
Garnet color. Aromas of plum, earth, and figs with a racy, fruity medium body and a brisk chocolate, baking spices, and honey-herb muffin finish. An dry and sturdy red with racy acidity; well-suited to the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: plum, earth, and figs
Taste Flavor: chocolate, baking spices, and honey-herb muffin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An dry and sturdy red with racy acidity; well-suited to the table.

The Producer

Falkner Winery

The Producer
40620 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-676-8231

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.