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M Cellars

M Cellars
2017 Meritage, Grand River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

M Cellars
2017 Meritage, Grand River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: <1%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red plum, leather, clove incense, violet candies, and roasted vegetables with a crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length finish imparting elements of caramelized nuts. A toothsome red with lots of nuance; give this some time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: red plum, leather, clove incense, violet candies, and roasted vegetables
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of caramelized nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toothsome red with lots of nuance; give this some time.

The Producer

M Cellars

The Producer
6193 S River Rd W
Geneva, OH 44041
USA
1 440-361-4104

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.