2013 Meritage, Napa Valley
The 2013 Meritage offers up aromas of molasses, cherry, cinnamon sticks, sweet cranberries, and beautiful ripe blackberries. The structure of the wine is perfectly balanced, lots of fine, dusty tannins building the structure with beautiful ripe and concentrated fruit notes. Blueberries, chocolate covered Bing cherries and blackberries dominate the palate. Digging deeper there are hints of baking spices, oak, and cassis, which lead into the long silky finish on this Meritage.