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Meritage

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Meritage is a word used to distinguish wines that are made in the style of Bordeaux but without infringing on that region’s legally protected appellation. Winemakers must license the right to use the trademark Meritage for their wines from The Meritage Association.
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more about Crimson Topaz Meritage
Clos La Chance Wines
CAW Rating: 80
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2005 Crimson Topaz Meritage

Aromas of red plum and cherry fruit with driend tobacco, cedar and a touch of smoke. Flavors of black plum and currant and driend sage with a hint of earth and rm tannins on the ni ...moresh. This Meritage was created in the St. Emillion style.
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Oak Mountain Winery
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2004 Meritage

Our special blend is a delightful assemblage of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon,20% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot. This is a lovely, rich, deeply colored full bodied red blend with big, rip ...moree, fine grained tanins, well integrated with lovely plum, black cherry and spice with a long smooth finish. Pairs well with Roasted, Broiled or Barbequed Beef: Steaks, London Broil, Prime Rib, Ribs, Tri-Tip Roast.
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Ponte Family Estate Winery
CAW Rating: 93
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2004 Meritage

A cross between the words merit and heritage, the term describes a bold and flavorful blend of several varietals. Our spicy 2004 Meritage has a delightful boysenberry nose followed ...more by delicious flavors of vanilla and oak. A nicely balanced red wine, Meritage is ready to drink now, especially with rack of lamb or prime rib.
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Baily Vineyard & Winery
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2002 Meritage

Made from the best barrels of our Cabernet Sauvignon (58%), Cabernet Franc (32%) and Merlot (10%). Aged in French and American Oak cooperage for 35 months, it is a wine of superb e ...morelegance and finesse.
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South Coast Winery
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2002 Wild Horse Peak Mountain Meritage

Our Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blocks at Wild Horse Peak are the highest vineyards (altitudinally speaking) and, frankly, the best vineyards in all of Southern California.
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Cordon Creek Cellars
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1999 Meritage
El Dorado

Our 1999 Meritage is a blend of cabernet sauvignon (25%) and cabernet franc (50%) from the O’Brien Vineyard, and merlot (25%) from the De Cascabel Vineyard, two of El Dorado County ...more’s outstanding vineyards. This limited-production, medium-bodied wine is well balanced, with classic varietal characteristics and soft tannins. Savor the essence of blueberry and the rich, ripe jammy fruit.
Ledson Winery & Vineyards
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2000 Ledson Harmony Club Meritage
Sonoma Valley Estate

Jeff Bridges and Steve Ledson have handcrafted a small amount of an exceptional Meritage reflecting Napa and Sonoma Valley's genuine terroir, the second release in the Harmony Coll ...moreection. The oak, fruit & tannins in this wine are perfectly integrated showing respected finesse. The nose offers exotic red fruit and the textures are smooth and developed. Sexy and delicious, all dressed up with grace and pride. Proceeds of this special wine will be donated to the Harmony Foundation for Children. No case discount available.

$125.00  
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Falkner Winery
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2002 Meritage

Bordeaux Style Red Wine
This is our full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Deep red in color and rich in flavors, this wonderful wine provides fl ...moreavors such as black cherries, plums, and blackberries in the long, lingering finish. Enjoy this wine with heavier dishes such as beef, leg of lamb, and braised veal shank.

$34.95  
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Oak Mountain Winery
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2004 Meritage
Temecula

Our special blend is a delightful assemblage of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon,20% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot. This is a lovely, rich, deeply colored full bodied red blend with big, rip ...moree, fine grained tanins, well integrated with lovely plum, black cherry and spice with a long smooth finish. Pairs well with Roasted, Broiled or Barbequed Beef: Steaks, London Broil, Prime Rib, Ribs, Tri-Tip Roast .

$32.00  
Ironstone Vineyards
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2003 Reserve Meritage
Calaveras County

The 2003 Reserve Meritage is an exceptionally elegant full-bodied wine that displays aromas of berries and jam layered with mint, fresh herbs, cola and cassis. Blackberries and jam ...more carry through to the palate with hints of vanilla and a light peppery spice followed by a delightfully smooth finish.

$45.00  
more about Miser Meritage
Cheapskate Wines
CAW Rating: 99
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2005 Miser Meritage

“Miser” was conceived as a traditional Bordeaux blend, a more serious and thoughtful cousin to our popular and muscular California Cabernet Sauvignon. Here we sought a satisfying d ...moreepth of flavor by marrying the firm tannins and forward fruit of Gary Mangels’ superb Suisun Valley Cab Sauv with the chocolate undertones of Lange Vineyard and the spicy, minerally Haynes Valley component, then framing the lush richness of the resulting Cabernet Sauvignon blend with the energetic drive and refinement of Cabernet Franc from the Lodi appellation. This Cabernet Franc also imparts intriguing notes of tobacco and tarragon to the nose and a lingering finish reminiscent of fine Grapes, so we elected to utilize a substantial portion. It’s also cheaper!

$9.00  
Leal Vineyards
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2005 Estate Carnavál Meritage

Soft entry way leads to a juicy and toasty wine with good depth and length. Approachable and complex. A great match for everyday American fare, including chili, burgers, and pizza.

$30.00  
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Domenico Wines
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2004 Miscela
Napa Valley

Miscela (blend in Italian) otherwise known as a Meritage. Full-bodied with aromas of plum, black cherry, mint, rosemary, black pepper and tobacco. Flavors of ripe cherries, plums a ...morend floral notes of roses. Pairs elegantly with roast lamb, steak, pork and aged cheeses.

$35.00  
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Miramonte Winery
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2005 Opulente
Temecula Valley

Our 2005 Meritage is an expression of elegance and finesse. Seductive, earthy aromas of cedar, cassis, and blackberry create a wonderful bouquet that develops gracefully into focus ...moreed flavors of wild berries, black cherry, and plums. Silky tannins provide excellent overall structure, while delicate nuances of lavender, anise and hints of mocha appear from mid-palate to finish, lending this wine its signature depth, balance, and complexity. Opulente is a multiple medal winner, and has become a signature wine of the Temecula Valley.

$34.95  
more about Anthem Meritage
St. Francis Winery
CAW Rating: 82
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2003 Anthem Meritage
Sonoma Valley

Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc from the Robert Hunter Vineyard in the heart of the Sonoma Valley are the traditional backbone of our Anthem blend, and comprised 87% of our ...more 2003 Anthem blend. Each year, these grapes are first blended and then fermented, pressed and aged in French oak barrels together to allow their complex, intense flavors to marry. After two years in oak, we blend in a small amount of the very best wines from the vintage to complete this unique proprietary blend. We selected 5.75% Merlot, 4.25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, all from the McCoy vineyard, as our finishing wines for this year’s blend. Our Anthem is a unique twist on the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based Meritage blend, presenting instead the spicy tobacco and cedar notes that are typical of Petit Verdot and the exotic perfume and juicy, luscious mouthfeel of Malbec. A vibrant and eloquent offering, this wine truly lives up to its name, Anthem.

$60.00  
Carmody McKnight Estate Wines
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2003 Meritage Cadenza

The eagerly awaited 2003 Cadenza is here and promises to be another champion! The Meritage Cadenza for 2003 is the consummate blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Cabernet Franc, a ...morend 10% Merlot.

Gorgeously complex, a wondrous display of spicy, mocha-laced currant intermingling with ripe black cherry, cassis, sage and white chocolate. Deeply-layered, intense, with a long, complex finish.

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Sawyers Cellars
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2003 Bradford Meritage
Rutherford

The 2003 Bradford Meritage is a classic Bordeaux blend, with aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and a hint of vanilla on the nose. Additional berry, cherry, clove and spice flavors ...more are present on the palate, supported by the firm yet velvety tannins. A touch of mocha and toasty oak on the finish salute a wine that is enjoyable now and will develop nicely for the next five to seven years.
Donati Family Vineyard
CAW Rating: 96
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2003 Donati Family Vineyard Meritage
Paicines

The classic Bordeaux blend, Donati Vineyards 2003 Meritage truly shows the strength of character and integrity of quality that is the primary focus of our winemaking effort.

$30.00  
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Franciscan Oakville Estates
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2001 Magnificat
Napa Valley

Rich and complex layers of mixed dark cherry, cassis and plum with hints of chocolate, toast and tobacco. Full, round, richly flavored and balanced. Deep, ripe fruit characters wit ...moreh hints of vanilla and spice. Structured and harmonious for long aging. Finishes with rich but soft tannins and sweet mouth feel from the oak.

$45.00  
Charles Creek Vineyard
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2003 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Blend "Miradero"
Sonoma Valley

With the release of this 2003 vintage, Miradero has evolved from the Merlot dominated model of the legendary 2001 (voted Best California Merlot-CA State Fair) to a more “Medoc” sty ...morele wine with a higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. This classic Bordeaux blend combines the best of both old world and new. With a hefty 36% Merlot component, Miradero owes as much to the traditions and heritage of the Right Bank, such as St. Emilion, as it does to the more Cabernet-centric Left Bank but the rich black fruit and ripe, plush tannins speak of the climate and terroir of Sonoma.

The wine opens invitingly with a deep ruby color and aromas of summer blackberries with hints of vanillin and dark roasted espresso beans. Ample body in the mouth is supported by fine-grained, well integrated tannins while the flavors follow through with a dark fruit, black cherry and berry theme accented by notes of bittersweet cocoa and sweet spice and a long, lingering, harmonious finish.

While the fruit-forward ripeness and well-filled texture of this wine might lead to enjoyment this very evening, the richness and refined tannin structure would allow an additional 5-7 years of evolution in the


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