Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage 1997

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

$28.49 $25.64
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Item No. 1721
  • red wine
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

A soft, elegant wine with loads of berry fruit. Luscious cherry, berry, and spice aromas play against a trace of cedar and herbs. Juicy black cherry, plum, and blackberry flavors layer fruit accents onto chocolate, cassis, and mint notes. Full in the mouth, soft tannins combine with sweet vanilla oak. The finish is smooth, round, and accessible. Excellent depth and balance make this Meritage exceptionally drinkable now.

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In 1972, when David S. Stare opened the doors to Dry Creek Vineyard, it was the first new winery to be built in the Valley since Prohibition. Dry Creek created the first Sonoma Fume Blanc, originated the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and was an early advocate for Bordeaux-style blending. Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is committed to vineyard diversity, vinifying individual lots of fruit...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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