Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage Red Blend 2019

Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage Red Blend 2019

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Since their founding in 1972, Dry Creek has advocated for the artful blending of the Bordeaux varieties to achieve balance, finesse and character in their red wines. Meritage is the name given to an American Bordeaux-style blend, combining the “merit” of the grape with the “heritage” of the blending tradition. In 1985, winery founder David Stare was the first vintner in California to produce a wine with "Meritage" on the label.

The 2019 vintage is a full and complex wine that’s an absolute pleasure to drink. Aromas of plum and blackberry waft from the glass. As the wine opens up, it reveals aromas of cardamom, coriander and cedar. On the palate, the wine is plush with soft tannins and full of luxuriant flavors of black cherry, blueberry, vanilla, white pepper, clove and mocha. The finish is seamless and well-integrated. This wine will age beautifully and develop in the bottle for years to come.

Grape Composition: 64% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

Wine Enthusiast: 92
Dark, deep and luxuriously saturated, this full-bodied blend based on Merlot powers through dense blueberries, black cherries and dark chocolate wrapped in a thick coat of chewy, supportive tannins that need serious aging to mellow to the point of best enjoyment. Drink from 2028–2040.