This Meritage is a lovely blend of the 5 different Bordeaux varietals: the Merlot gives it its suppleness and length, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite give it the mid-palate structure, the Cabernet Franc and the Malbec lend it its floral notes.
This wine also has wonderful aging potential.
Aromas: Soft, round, red fruits and leather
Taste: Black cherry, plum, candied strawberries, and a distinctively pleasant "cola" flavor
Food Pairing: This Meritage can stand up to strong flavors and textures like grilled flank steak, sauteed mushrooms, truffle oil, blue cheeses as well as other aged cheeses.
Gold Medal - 2016 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition