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Reynolds Family Winery

Reynolds Family Winery
2018 Persistence Red Blend, Red Meritage, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$62
Cellar Selection

Reynolds Family Winery
2018 Persistence Red Blend, Red Meritage, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Meritage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas of raisin bread pudding and halvah with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long chocolate babka, honey, and Jordan almonds finish with moderate oak flavor. A delicious and instantly appealing Red Meritage blend with pastry-like oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: raisin bread pudding and halvah
Taste Flavor: chocolate babka, honey, and jordan almonds
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and instantly appealing Red Meritage blend with pastry-like oak.

The Producer

Reynolds Family Winery

The Producer
3266 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-258-2558

Their Portfolio

91 Reynolds Family Winery 2017 Persistence, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $60.00.
91 Reynolds Family Winery 2016 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County 14.7% (USA) $60.00.
96 Reynolds Family Winery 2015 Reserve 300 Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $115.00.
93 Reynolds Family Winery 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $33.00.
94 Reynolds Family Winery 2018 Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $36.00.
88 Reynolds Family Winery 2018 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
92 Reynolds Family Winery 2017 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $60.00.
88 Reynolds Family Winery 2017 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $60.00.
95 Reynolds Family Winery 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $125.00.
91 Reynolds Family Winery 2018 Persistence Red Blend, Red Meritage, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $62.00.
94 Reynolds Family Winery 2018 Merlot, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $80.00.
94 Reynolds Family Winery 2018 Due Diligence, Cabernet Franc, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $140.00.
95 Reynolds Family Winery 2017 Steadfast, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $215.00.
94 Reynolds Family Winery 2019 Persistence Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $68.00.
93 Reynolds Family Winery 2019 Persistence Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $68.00.
94 Reynolds Family Winery 2019 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $63.00.

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.