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Robert Hall Winery

Robert Hall Winery
2014 Meritage, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$40.00

Robert Hall Winery
2014 Meritage, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Opaque ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of ripe dark fruits and mulberries, fruitcake, leather and planked oak, and turned earth with an lively, dry full body and a nuanced, snappy finish with earthy, woody tannins and moderate oak. Lovely rich attack, ample fine tannins and a sense of place.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe dark fruits and mulberries, fruitcake, leather and planked oak, and turned earth
Taste Flavor: nuanced, snappy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Sirloin Tri-tips, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Lovely rich attack, ample fine tannins and a sense of place.
The Producer

Robert Hall Winery

The Producer
3443 Mill Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-239-1616
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.