Inspired by the European travels of Robert Mondavi, this Meritage blend is rich, elegant, and complex. It includes all five classic red Bordeaux varieties: Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Our 2015 Meritage is deep garnet in color. Ripe blackberry, mulberry, blueberry, and violet aromas open with hints of mulling spice, and dark chocolate are followed by flavors of mixed berry cobbler, cinnamon, and Tahitian vanilla.
The tannins are rich and chewy. The finish lingers with brown sugar, caramel, and spicy oak. Enjoy with bacon-wrapped filet mignon, cave-ripened blue cheese, and wild mushroom risotto.
The Central Coast lets us grow 12 different grapes. Good thing, too. It takes four of them – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot – to make our Meritage. Red-black color with aromas of dark plum and black cherry. Flavors of black fruit with a hint of black pepper.