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%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28.00

Narmada Winery
2014 Melange, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
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
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.