The nose and palate are full of blackberry, black cherry, and a hint of mocha. Further notes of tobacco, clove, and toasty oak run from the mid palate through to the finish.
Our 2012 Rutherford Meritage is a blend predominantly consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon (68%), Merlot
(23%) and small amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. This wine has a medium mouth feel and soft,
well integrated tannins. The nose and palate are full of blackberry, black cherry, and a hint of mocha. Further notes of tobacco, clove, and toasty oak run from the mid palate through to the finish.
Food Pairing Notes
This Meritage is perfect for drinking now paired with your favorite cut of grilled red meat and garlic red mashed potatoes in a red wine reduction. Food & Wine Pairing by Master Sommelier, Robert Smith - "With Valentine’s Day happening this month, celebrating loved ones is fresh on our minds.
So, I thought, “What better pairing could be suggested than a rich, delectable chocolate treat
to savor with your sweetheart?” Our Rutherford Meritage and dark chocolate truffles dusted
with coconut and crushed nuts go hand in hand to satisfy the senses. The fully concentrated
aromas of this Meritage unlock beautifully with dark berries, black fruits and a hint of
sagebrush. Its seamless mouthfeel of black cherry, and cocoa complements dark chocolate
truffles beautifully to give you and your loved one a decadent dessert to remember!"
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc