The 2010 Meritage is brimming with dark red and black fruits – black cherry, red cherry and ripe Santa Rosa plum. Sweet barrel spices such as nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon mingle with the fruit on the palate along with a hint of French lavender. This is a well-integrated wine with a full, fleshy mouthfeel and flavors that really explode in the mouth. A crowd pleaser.
Aromas of cranberry and sweet pastry are followed by notes of white pepper, pomegranate, and spiced raspberries. A hint of orange rind and subtle brown spices carries into a round, plush fruit core and pleasing finish.
Aromas of orange blossom, pear and ginger are complemented by flavors of stone fruit, and orange zest. A slight spicy note of white ginger lingers into the finish on this refreshing, fruit forward blend that is ideal for sipping on a warm day or evening.