Full Review

Treleaven

Treleaven
2014 Meritage, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25.99

Treleaven
2014 Meritage, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Dusty ruby color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of berry-cherry cobbler, vanilla fudge, roasted pecans, and flower patch with a supple, tangy, dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, carefree pomegranate, pickled nectarine and beet, earth, and nuts finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A very nice, dry and savory red for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: berry-cherry cobbler, vanilla fudge, roasted pecans, and flower patch
Taste Flavor: pomegranate, pickled nectarine and beet, earth, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Sauerbraten, Ham With Mostarda, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very nice, dry and savory red for the table.

The Producer

King Ferry Winery

The Producer
658 Lake Rd
King Ferry, NY 13081
USA
1 315-364-5100

Their Portfolio

82 Sophistocrats 2014 "Bruno", Finger Lakes 11.7% (USA) $9.99.
85 Sophistocrats 2014 "Jinx", Finger Lakes 11.8% (USA) $9.99.
88 Sophistocrats 2015 "Charlie", Vidal, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $9.99.
88 Treleaven 2013 Apple Mystique, New York State 11.3% (USA) $11.99.
90 Treleaven 2012 Meritage, Finger Lakes 13.3% (USA) $27.99.
81 Treleaven 2012 Merlot, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $16.99.
89 Treleaven 2012 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Cayuga Lake 12.7% (USA) $34.99.
88 Treleaven 2012 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $16.99.
84 Treleaven 2012 Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $23.99.
84 Treleaven 2013 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11.8% (USA) $13.99.
90 Treleaven 2013 "Wobbly Rock", Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $12.99.
84 Treleaven 2012 "Tacie’s Chardonnay", Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
90 Treleaven 2012 Reserve, Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $18.99.
88 Treleaven 2013 "Silver Lining", Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.2% (USA) $14.99.
88 Treleaven 2013 "Tacie’s Chardonnay" Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
90 Treleaven 2013 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $14.99.
89 Treleaven 2013 "Estate Bottled" Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $15.99.
87 Treleaven 2013 Reserve "Estate Bottled", Chardonnay, Cayuga Lake 13.5% (USA) $18.99.
88 Treleaven 2014 "Wobly Rock", Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.9% (USA) $12.99.
90 Treleaven 2013 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 13.9% (USA) $16.99.
85 Treleaven 2013 Estate Bottled, Pinot Noir, Cayuga Lake 13.2% (USA) $19.99.
83 Treleaven 2014 Semi-dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $14.99.
85 Treleaven 2014 Merlot, New York State 12% (USA) $21.99.
89 Treleaven 2014 Meritage, New York State 12.5% (USA) $25.99.
84 Treleaven 2015 Tacie’s "Barrel Fermented", Chardonnay, Cayuga Lake 12% (USA) $14.99.
91 Treleaven 2016 Semi-Dry Estate Bottled, Riesling, Cayuga Lake 12% (USA) $15.99.
85 Treleaven 2016 Tacie’s Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Cayuga Lake 13% (USA) $15.99.
86 Wobbly Rock 2016 Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.5% (USA) $13.99.

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.