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Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley
2015 Meritage, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.00
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Hayes Valley
2015 Meritage, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet black color. Fruity aromas and flavors of spiced berries and apples, chocolate toffee, and sweet pickle relish with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, charming, breezy nut, blackberry jam on toast, and orange finish with fine, dusty tannins and light oak. A crisp, fruity and refreshing red.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: spiced berries and apples, chocolate toffee, and sweet pickle relish
Taste Flavor: nut, blackberry jam on toast, and orange
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Italian Beef Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, fruity and refreshing red.
The Producer

Clos Lachance Winery

The Producer
13800 Hummingbird Ln
San Martin, CA 95046
USA
1 408-686-1050
Red Meritage
Wine Glass Cabernet.jpg
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.