2011 Dry Creek Valley Meritage
Gold Medal, Best In Class, Chairman's Award: Riverside Int'l Wine Competition; A gem of a high-end Sonoma blend.
Deliciously plump and juicy, with plenty of stuffing and structure to carry all that lush, velvety fruit. Its beautifully and clearly delineated aromatics are intense and complex, with ripe cherry, mocha, black olive and crushed rock. What you get on the nose follows on the palate - great structure, with those same cherry, crushed rock characteristics. Finishes dry, with lingering spice notes. Perfect translation from nose to palate.
Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Anise, Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Blueberry, Espresso, Tobacco