Signature Wines Trio
The nose on the 2012 Meritage starts with surprising hints of BBQ notes like mesquite and a pinch of pepper. This evolves into beautiful notes of big black cherry, dark chocolate, and essences of raspberry. The palate is dominated by chocolate and coffee notes, the mid palate has hints of cola berry and currant which leads to the long lingering finish.The 2014 Chardonnay opens in the glass with a beautiful hint of bright fresh squeezed lemon. The lemon translates into sweeter notes of rich lemon bars and lemon custard. The baking spices from the bit of Russian oak in this wine peeks through, particularly with notes of cinnamon graham cracker. The mouthfeel of the Chardonnay is nothing short of luscious. The beautiful viscosity coats the tongue and inside of your cheeks with awesome flavors of salted caramel and butterscotch from the American oak. Hints of lemon merengue round out the long finish, which ends incredibly balanced and clean. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon starts with red cherries on the nose accompanied by notes of plum, blackberry compote, muddled blueberries, cocoa, and a hint of baking spices. The Cabernet is incredibly rich in flavor but surprisingly elegant and velvety in structure. Chocolate covered black cherries and beautiful blackberries are present throughout the core.