Full Review

Lemon Creek

Lemon Creek
2013 Meritage, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25
2016 Best Michigan White Wine

Lemon Creek
2013 Meritage, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7%
Ruby black color. Bright, attractive, interesting aromas and flavors of chocolate turtles, baked raspberries, smoked nuts and peppercorns, and tobacco with a silky, racy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long cranberry, tapioca, slate, and sandalwood finish with moderate oak. A delightfully snappy and appetizing red blend that will be great at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, crisp & lively, juicy & smooth, oaky & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate turtles, baked raspberries, smoked nuts and peppercorns, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: cranberry, tapioca, slate, and sandalwood
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food or on its own
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Grilled Sirloin Tri-tips, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully snappy and appetizing red blend that will be great at the table.

The Producer

Lemon Creek Winery

The Producer
533 E Lemon Creek Rd
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
USA
1 269-471-1321

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.