2012 Napa Valley Meritage
Gold Medal, Denver Int'l Wine Competition; Gold Medal, TexSom International Wine Awards; Gold Medal, 91 pts, 2015 Winemaker Challenge; A Napa Valley blend of the highest pedigree.
The nose features a gorgeous oak profile, supplemented with notes of black currant, cassis, and piercing cherry aromas after a bit of time in the glass. On the palate, the wine shows a perfect balance of plush and juicy textures, backed by flavors of plum and blueberry pie filling. With the Cabernet adding a bit of spine to the finish, this is a wine that’s just going to get more and more complex as it continues to age in bottle.
Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Blueberry, Plum
Sourced primarily from vineyards in Oakville and Rutherford (over 80% with a dollop of Spring Mountain and a dash of Atlas Peak blended in), Lot 448 is a beautifully crafted combination of very high end componentry from a number of famous Napa Vineyards where we source fruit. Featuring layers of Merlot, Cabernet, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, this final blend saw just under 40% new French oak.