Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

Price: $25.99
Item No. 96909
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

A Bordeaux blend of 51% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

The 2005 Meritage exhibits classic Bordeaux characters of bright cherry, chocolate, and a wonderful dried floral component. On the palate, each varietal adds layers of depth and richness creating a seamless experience. Blueberry, plum, cassis, and spicy black pepper flavors provide interest. The finish is framed by succulent tannins and excellent acidity that give the wine backbone and strength. An elegant and sophisticated experience from start to finish!

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(9/14/2010)
We enjoyed the smooth taste - great on a winter night
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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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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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