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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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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.
Boeger Winery
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2004 Meritage
El Dorado

Aromas: Black and red pepper, caramel, oak Flavors: Spicy red pepper, oak Palate: Well-structured tannins, nice acidity, nice finish Aging Potential: 7-11 years

Bravante Vineyards
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2003 Simpatico
Howell Mountain

Only 99 cases of this wine was produced, and it represents the premium offering from our Estate vineyards. Normally reserved as a "house wine", we began releasing small batches of ...more the Simpatico in 2001. Bravante Vineyards Simpatico is vineyard-select and then barrel-select, to ensure that this wine is always unique and special. It has beautifully defined fruit flavors of black cherries, and 23 % Cabernet Franc brings luscious blueberry and ripe currant with hints of earth, spice and toasty oak filling the flavor spectrum. The big fruit flavors are seamlessly integrated with refined and highly structured tannic core producing an elegant long and smooth finish. This wine could be enjoyed now, but will benefit from aging for 5-7 years.

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Callaway Winery
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2005 Special Selection White Meritage
Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Made in the classic Meritage style, this wine is a blend of Sauvignon and Semillon and has flavors of rich peach with hints of citrus and pear.
Callaway Winery
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2004 Winemaker's Reserve Meritage
Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Abundant cherry and cassis qualities, infused with a balanced touch of rich oak and subtle vanilla nuances gained through extended oak aging.

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.

Cerro Caliente Cellars
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NV Multi-Viscosity
Paso Robles

40% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot & 30% Cabernet Sauvignon-Each varietal brings its’ own characteristics—intertwining for a good mouth feel with bold fruit, and a lasting finish.

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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Cheapskate Wines
CAW Rating: 99
1 reviews

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!

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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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Clos La Chance Wines
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2004 Special Select Series Meritage
Central Coast

There is one word that comes to mind when I think of this wine--elegance. Fruit flavors of blackberries and currants dominate the nose, along with a hint of spice. Soft, elegant ta ...morennins create a nice backbone for dried cherry and blackberry fruit flavors. The finish lasts forever.

Clos La Chance Wines
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2004 Special Member Select Meritage
Central Coast

A beautiful blend of Bordeuax varietals that has amazing fruit-forward aromas of dark cherry, plums and a whiff of mint. Flavors of dried cherries and herbs with a smooth, silky fi ...morenish. This is a wine to share with friends!

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Clos La Chance Wines
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2005 Honduran-Emerald Meritage
Central Coast

Aromas of warm blackberry cobbler with currant, black plum, fresh earth, herb, cedar and a hint of anise. Flavors of black cherry, blackberry, plum, mocha, spice and mineral with r ...moreips, firm tannin on the finish.

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Clos La Chance Wines
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2005 Crimson Topaz Meritage
Central Coast

Aromas of red plum and cherry fruit with driend tobacco, cedar and a touch of smoke. Flavors of black plum and currant and dried sage with a hint of earth and firm tannins on the f ...moreinish. This Meritage was created in the St. Emillion style.

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Copeland Creek Vineyards
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2002 Meritage
Sonoma Coast

Bright aromas of crème de cassis, black raspberry, tobacco and sweet oak. A mid-palate of blackberry, cocoa, black cherry, spice box licorice and supple tannins continues to the we ...morell structured finish. This complex Meritage opens up beautifully in the glass and will age well in the bottle. A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Cabernet Franc & 15% Merlot.

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Copeland Creek Vineyards
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2001 Meritage
Sonoma Coast

The high altitude, steep slope and rocky, well-drained soil on top of Sonoma Mountain work together to create the distinctive terroir of our Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sau ...morevignon in this classic Bordeaux blend. These conditions produce a low yield per acre with fewer bunches, smaller clusters and tiny berries. Once again proving that less is more, the result is a greater concentration of flavors—rich, ripe black cherry and soft tannins balanced by traditional French oak. This complex Meritage opens up beautifully in the glass and will age well in the bottle. Vintage 2001 44% Cabernet Franc, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot.

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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.
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David Arthur Vineyards
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2005 Meritaggio
Napa Valley

Planted in 1978, the David Arthur Estate Vineyards are located on the top of Pritchard Hill, overlooking the Napa Valley. Pritchard Hill sits at the North East end of the Napa Vall ...moreey and is part of the Vaca Mountain Range; the soils here are orange-red and extremely rocky.
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Deerfield Ranch Winery
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2000 Meritage
Ladi's Vineyard, Sonoma County

The individual lots were made separately and blended after two years of barrel aging. The blend was then returned to our best French and American oak barrels for a third year, gi ...moreving the Meritage a wonderful smoothness and complexity that makes it a delight to drink when young, while retaining great aging potential. Ladi Meritage is a testament to the years of dedication, experimentation and accomplishment in the science and art of grape growing and winemaking. We produced 550 cases.

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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.

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The Meritage Resort and Spa`s Olive & Hay Restaurant Receives Prestigious Napa Valley Wine Award from Napa Valley Vintners - wineindustryadvisor.com

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