There are aromas of wood, earth, and barnyard with notes of cherries and grilled red peppers in our classic Merlot-predominant Meritage. This full-bodied wine is oaky with medium-plus tannins, nice acidity, and a smooth, lengthy finish.
"Prior to fermentation, the tanks were loaded with the first 20% of the intact fruit (stems and all). The 80% that followed were destemmed. This vinification method is called partial whole-cluster fermentation. This process traps carbon dioxide in the spaces between the berries of the 20% whole-clusters, which softens the acidity and accentuates the fruit flavours in the wine. Post fermentation, the wines were aged in French and American oak barrels.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with roasted lamb, a hearty stew, or grilled steaks.