Lot 384 2011 Dry Creek Valley Meritage

Lot 384
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.
$18
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

Cam Confidential
Lot 384 is composed primarily of Dry Creek Merlot, with a bit of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa to finish the blend. The wine, purchased from a high-end Sonoma producer, was barreled down for 14 months. In a tough vintage, this wine passed with flying colors.
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