Meritage is an invented word that combines "merit" and "heritage." A group of American vintners formed the Meritage Association to identify hand-crafted wines blended from the traditional "noble" Bordeaux varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Sauvignon Vert.
My motto is and always has been that "blended is better." This philosophy truly shines through in Lot 55, a fabulous orchestration of wines I sourced from various regions of Napa Valley. In fact, blended together these wines are worth far more and taste far better than they would individually. Compare at $30 to $40.