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Spoken Barrel

Spoken Barrel
2015 Meritage, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chocolate Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Spoken Barrel
2015 Meritage, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chocolate Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Oaky, fruity aromas of cigar wrapper, blueberries in cream, freshly baked muffins, and nutmeg with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, intriguing, medium-length coriander and vanilla gelato finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A voluptuous and smooth wine that will bring a layer of sensuality to dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: cigar wrapper, blueberries in cream, freshly baked muffins, and nutmeg
Taste Flavor: coriander and vanilla gelato
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Skirt Steak with Mole, Prime Rib, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A voluptuous and smooth wine that will bring a layer of sensuality to dinner.

The Producer or Importer

Constellation Wines

The Producer or  Importer
12667 Rd 24
Madera, CA 93637
USA
1 888-659-7900

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.