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Fifteen Appellations

Fifteen Appellations
2009 Meritage, Napa Valley

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Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14..7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$85.00
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Fifteen Appellations
2009 Meritage, Napa Valley

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Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14..7%
Opaque with a brick red rim and red stained legs. Aromas of black cherry, black currant, dried strawberry, vanilla and allspice. Firm, but well integrated tannins frame black cherry, plum, black currant and vanilla flavors with a touch of clove and allspice. Dry, structured and balanced finish indicates potential for aging.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style:
Aroma Aroma: black cherry, black currant, dried strawberry, vanilla and allspice
Taste Flavor: black cherry, plum, black currant and vanilla with a touch of clove and allspice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing:
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Dry, structured color and balanced finish indicates potential for aging.
The Producer

Reynolds Family Winery

The Producer
3266 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-258-2558
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.
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