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Great Frogs

Great Frogs
2015 Harness Creek Vineyard Meritage Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$45

Great Frogs
2015 Harness Creek Vineyard Meritage Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas of hibiscus tea, horchata, and mangonada with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length pomegranate, cherry punch, and cream soda finish with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A unique and fruity red blend for unexpected pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: hibiscus tea, horchata, and mangonada
Taste Flavor: pomegranate, cherry punch, and cream soda
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Chop Suey, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A unique and fruity red blend for unexpected pairings.

The Producer

Great Frogs

The Producer
3218 Harness Creek Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403
USA
1 443-254-3054

Their Portfolio

84 Great Freogs 2017 Tanyard Choptank River Vineyards Red, Maryland 13.3% (USA) $35.00.
87 Great Frogs 2014 Vintner’s Red, Anne Arundel County 13% (USA) $40.00.
90 Great Frogs 2014 Meritage, Anne Arundel County 13% (USA) $40.00.
84 Great Frogs 2015 Chardonnay, Anne Arundel County 13.9% (USA) $30.00.
87 Great Frogs 2015 Vintner’s White, Anne Arundel County 13.9% (USA) $30.00.
87 Great Frogs 2015 Full Sail Dessert Wine, Maryland 18% (USA) $50.00.
84 Great Frogs 2015 All Hands on Deck Dessert Wine, Maryland 18% (USA) $50.00.
89 Great Frogs 2015 Eastport Dessert Wine, Anne Arundel County 18% (USA) $55.00.
84 Great Frogs 2015 Syrah, Anne Arundel County 14% (USA) $35.00.
89 Great Frogs 2015 Tanyard Reserve , Maryland 14% (USA) $35.00.
81 Great Frogs "Lollipop Red" Capital Series, Maryland 18% (USA) $15.00.
91 Great Frogs NV "Red" Capital Series, Maryland 14% (USA) $20.00.
90 Great Frogs 2015 "Red" Capital Series, Maryland 14% (USA) $25.00.
87 Great Frogs 2015 White Capital Series, Maryland 14% (USA) $20.00.
88 Great Frogs NV Chesapeake Blend, Maryland 14% (USA) $20.00.
86 Great Frogs NV White Capital Series, Maryland 14% (USA) $25.00.
81 Great Frogs NV Rosé Capital Series, Maryland 14% (USA) $25.00.
90 Great Frogs 2015 Harness Creek Vineyard Vintner’s Red Anne Arundel County, Maryland 13% (USA) $45.00.
88 Great Frogs 2015 Harness Creek Vineyard Meritage Anne Arundel County, Maryland 13% (USA) $45.00.
80 Great Frogs 2016 Chesapeake White Queen Anne’s County, Maryland 13% (USA) $25.00.
89 Great Frogs 2016 Tanyard Reserve Choptank River Vineyards, Maryland 14% (USA) $35.00.
83 Great Frogs 2016 Queen Anne’s County Reserve, Chardonnay, Maryland 13.4% (USA) $30.00.
85 Great Frogs 2016 Vintner’s White Reserve Queen Anne’s County, Maryland 13.2% (USA) $30.00.
89 Great Frogs 2015 Harness Creek Vineyard Powatinika Red Blend Reserve Anne Arundel County , Maryland 13% (USA) $.00.
89 Great Frogs NV Chesapeake Red Blend , Maryland 14% (USA) $25.00.
85 Great Frogs 2016 Harness Creek Vineyards All Hands On Deck Anne Arundel County, Maryland 18% (USA) $35.00.
86 Great Frogs 2016 Harness Creek Vineyards EastPort Special Reserve Annapolis , Maryland 18% (USA) $60.00.
84 Great Frogs 2016 Harness Creek Vineyards Meritage, Anne Arundel County 13% (USA) $50.00.
89 Great Frogs 2016 Powatnika Harness Creek Vineyard, Anne Arundel County 13% (USA) $50.00.
88 Great Frogs 2017 Cold Blooded Tobacco Barn Reserve Red Blend, Maryland 13% (USA) $45.00.
83 Great Frogs 2017 Vitner’s White Reserve, Maryland 13.3% (USA) $35.00.
89 Great Frogs 2017 Vintner’s Tobacco Barn Reserve Red Blend, Maryland 14% (USA) $40.00.
86 Great Frogs 2017 Harness Creek Vineyard, Chardonnay, Anne Arundel County 13.6% (USA) $40.00.
85 Great Frogs 2017 Atomic 29 Artisan Collection Red Blend, Maryland 13% (USA) $75.00.
85 Great Frogs 2018 Rosé, Maryland 12.4% (USA) $27.50.

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.