Meritage Reserve 2015
Meritage Reserve 2015
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This rich, full-bodied wine is a beautifully balanced blend of 56% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Cabernet Franc. It is lush with flavours of dark cherries, blackberries and chocolate. The seemingly endless finish has peppery tones that make it the perfect wine to complement a grilled ribeye or tuna steak.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Acid
6.3 g/l
pH
3.70
Bottling Date
30/8/2016
Residual Sugar
0.1 g/l
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This deep red wine has aromas of Lillooet's local sagebrush blended with freshly picked dark cherries and berries. It's a vibrant full-bodied wine with notes of Asian Five Spice, bright tannins and a powerful, long finish.
Awards
Bronze at the Decanter World Wine Awards
Winemaker Notes
Our Merlot-predominant Meritage Reserve is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Fruit was sourced from our estate vineyard, two vineyards in the Okanagan and one vineyard in the Similkameen. All of the fractions of this blend were aged in both French and American oak. After barrel aging, those barrels that were showing the highest quality were selected by our winemaker for this Reserve blend.
Food Pairing Notes
Savour this with beef wellington, game meat with Asian spices or decadent, house-made pizza.
Production
595 cases
Product Reviews
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Francois Le Mouel
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(Sep 13, 2017 at 7:01 PM)
From my Cellar Tracker note: I don't know if I'm commenting on the correct wine, but the one I had was the reserve version of the Meritage...and that was excellent. It was my first experience with a Fort Berens red and I have to admit, I was impressed by the high quality, especially at this price point: less than $25. I would recommend to decant it at least for an hour. Mine evolved quite a bit for the entire 2 hours I had it in my glass. The wine is well structured, it's balanced and the complexity is very good. This is a serious wine from BC, one of the most exciting I had at this price point from this region. It's still very young and can be cellared for at least 5 to 7 years in my opinion.