Lot 304 | 2009 Napa Valley
91 pts: 2012 World Value Wine Challenge; Exotic aromas of spice and black tea with subtle black fruit.
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- Napa Valley
- Cabernet Franc 64%, Merlot 23%, Cabernet Sauvignon 9%, Petit Verdot 4%
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now and through 2019
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Pnp lot 304 ( did not intend to rhyme). Simple yet elegant and refined. Tannin structure is light, so best to drink now to maximize pleasure. A very good wine. For the price, not many can compete. Enjoy.
Violets and Spice
The CH Meritages continue to impress me. Just a great value for the money. Balanced and fruit driven. Right on the verge of over-ripe (think raisin flavors), but skirts the cliff like a bighorn sheep (very precarious, but never falls).
Upon entry, I taste cassis and violets. The mid-palate is a little soft, but that is my only complaint. A wonderful finish (around 15 seconds) of black pepper and spice round out this blend.
I am convinced that CH offers some of the best values available in California reds (he is not paying me, I promise). If you like the CA style (rich, fruity, plush), the CH Meritages are a sure bet.
Solid wine pairs well with food. Nothing exceptional one way or the other but a solid red.
Bought one case. It was so good I bought two more. Just a great all around red. I can drink it with anything.
Don't Mess with Jess
Love Love Love!
This was an Awesome! Meritage. Fruity and smooth, it's a wine I'd be happy to drink every night of the week. Plus only $16 for a wine from Napa? That's a steal!
Andrew C, Fountain Valley, CA
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good tannins, finishes dry, dark fruit flavors, tiny bit of spiciness. Let this one breathe a little bit.
Fruity and smooth. Juicy!