Lot 740 | 2016 Clarksburg
A super small-lot American expression of an Italian icon!
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Located near the cooling waterways of the Sacramento River Delta, Clarksburg is home to vineyards planted to dense clay and loam soils that receive fog and breezes from the San Francisco Bay. Microclimates here are similar to ones found in Napa and Sonoma to the west, and an open secret is that a number of high-profile wineries from these more prestigious regions purchase Clarksburg grapes (a common practice with less-famous appellations that have the quality but not the name recognition).
Lot 740 comes to us from a family estate that’s been farming the region for generations. Aged for two years in barrel and showing a striking classic character, this is a dead ringer for its pricier Italian siblings (you’d think it was an import if tasted blind), and a terrific American expression of one of Italy's finest grapes. Available here for half the winery price!
You will be surprised!
740 is not a dark heavy cab. This is a lighter, fluffier wine full of flavor, but more full bodied than a pinot noir. If you like the lighter super tuscans you will be very happy with 740! Cheers!!
Pretty good Italian wine
Tried this wine for something different, and was ok, but will stick to the CH CA zins & cabs we love
A Good Imitation
It did come off as something of a hearty Italian wannabe, but I liked this quirky wine. Gone too soon, as always!
Honestly, this has the body that I always wish a pinot could pull off. Still light and enjoyable.
Old World Decadence
If tasting this blind, you’ll swear you’re drinking an old world classic...and a darn great one at that. Incredible value and quality from a very new world winery in California! Wish I had the opportunity to buy another case of this. Decant or open a hour or so before drinking to really enjoy the wonderful flavors from this one. Incredible!
I read the reviews before I opened the bottle tonight. Intial aroma was good the taste was thin and then bitter. Who knows could be a bad bottle. First time I have been disappointed by CH wine.
Very Nice Wine
This wine was much better than we anticipated. We have never tasted this grape and were happy with it. Will be on the look out for future releases.
A great wine
This is a delicious wine. I've never heard of Aglianico before and only bought two bottles. Now I regret not buying a case.
What a pleasant experience! Never heard of this grape before and we only bought 6 bottles. After tasting it went to buy more and SOLD OUT.
It is perfectly balanced with lots of interesting nuances. Wish it was still available.
This was a great wine. I had no idea what it was as I had never heard of Meritage. It was delicious and if I ever see it again, I will definitely purchase more.