Full Review

Narmada Winery

Narmada Winery
2014 Melange, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: .02%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

Narmada Winery
2014 Melange, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: .02%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dried flowers and leaves, cocoa-roasted nuts, mulberry preserves, and caramelized bacon with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, subtle, medium-long mocha latte, creme brulee, and sandalwood finish with soft tannins and moderate oak. A stylish, earthy red blend with lots of savory nuances.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Oaky, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried flowers and leaves, cocoa-roasted nuts, mulberry preserves, and caramelized bacon
Taste Flavor: mocha latte, creme brulee, and sandalwood
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mongolian Beef, Lamb Vindaloo, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stylish, earthy red blend with lots of savory nuances.

The Producer

Narmada Winery

The Producer
43 Narmada Ln
Amissville, VA 20106
USA
1 540-937-8215

Their Portfolio

90 Narmada Winery 2010 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.6% (USA) $31.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2010 Malbec, Virginia 12.7% (USA) $35.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2010 Melange, Virginia 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
90 Narmada Winery 2010 Tannat, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $35.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2011 Petit Verdot, Virginia 14.1% (USA) $33.00.
85 Narmada Winery 2011 Yash-Vir, Virginia 12.8% (USA) $36.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $32.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $35.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Melange, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $28.00.
83 Narmada Winery 2011 Reserve, Chardonnay, Virginia 13.8% (USA) $27.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2015 MOM White Blend, Virginia 14.9% (USA) $20.00.
85 Narmada Winery 2015 Dream, Traminette, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $21.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2016 Viognier, Virginia 13.4% (USA) $27.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2012 Yash-Vir Bordeaux Blend, Virginia 13.1% (USA) $38.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2014 Midnight Red , Chambourcin, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $21.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2016 Dream, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $22.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Reflection, Chambourcin, Virginia 12.9% (USA) $25.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2016 sur lie Reserve, Chardonel, Virginia 14.3% (USA) $27.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2017 Viognier, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $27.00.
84 Narmada Winery 2017 Dream, Traminette, Virginia 14.25% (USA) $22.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2017 Mom White Blend, Virginia 14.27% (USA) $20.00.

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.