Full Review

Outlander

Outlander
2019 Meritage, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7.99
Best Buy

Outlander
2019 Meritage, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of ripe strawberries, plum butter, capers, chocolate mouse, and balsamic reduction with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long finish that shows accents of cedar, black tea, and tonka bean with moderate oak flavor. Chocolatey oak entices the California Red drinker to this dynamic Meritage from Paso.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe strawberries, plum butter, capers, chocolate mouse, and balsamic reduction
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cedar, black tea, and tonka bean
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: Chocolatey oak entices the California Red drinker to this dynamic Meritage from Paso.

The Retailer

Aldi Inc.

The Retailer
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Batavia, IL 60510
USA
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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.