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Oak Farm Vineyards

Oak Farm Vineyards
2018 Genevieve Estate Grown, Red Meritage, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40
Cellar Selection
2021 Best Meritage

Oak Farm Vineyards
2018 Genevieve Estate Grown, Red Meritage, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of toasted and buttered baguette with cherry preserves, herbed olives, raspberry jam, tobacco, and toasted nuts with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, nuanced, medium-long finish with moderate oak flavor. A juicy, balanced and effortlessly drinkable Red Meritage blend that satisfies.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: toasted and buttered baguette with cherry preserves, herbed olives, raspberry jam, tobacco, and toasted nuts
Taste Flavor: toasted and buttered baguette
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, balanced and effortlessly drinkable Red Meritage blend that satisfies.

The Producer

Oak Farm Vineyards

The Producer
23627 N. DeVries Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
USA
1 209-365-6565

Their Portfolio

BR Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Lodi 14.6% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, Lodi 14% (USA) $24.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Albarino, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Petit Verdot, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Merlot, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $35.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Genevieve, Lodi 15.2% (USA) $40.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15% (USA) $35.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Malbec, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $17.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Rosé, Grenache, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Sangiovese, Lodi 15% (USA) $35.00.
85 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Albarino, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Fiano, Lodi 13% (USA) $26.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Primitivo, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $24.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $24.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Raffaele Estate Grown Red Blend, Lodi 15% (USA) $40.00.
BR Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Estate Grown, Primitivo, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
94 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Hohenrieder Single Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $35.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Petit Verdot, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Estate Grown, Malbec, Lodi 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Merlot, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
94 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Genevieve Estate Grown, Red Meritage, Lodi 15% (USA) $40.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15% (USA) $40.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2020 Albarino, Lodi 13.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2020 Fiano, Lodi 14% (USA) $26.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2020 Rosé, Lodi 12.5% (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.