The 2006 Meritage is a great follow-up to the
delicious 2005 vintage. It has a similar aroma
profile; blackberry, black licorice, chocolate and
rich Bing cherry. An upfront vanilla sweetness is
noticed in the aroma which pulls all these attributes
together. The palate has juicy cherry, cassis and
coffee tones. The wine finishes with a fullness
provided by ripe, rich tannins and a lasting finish
full of flavor.
Absolutely delicious. I went in search of a Syrah recommended by a friend and ended up with this instead. A nice find that I will buy again and again.
Not much there - for a coulpe of bucks more there are far better options.
I had great hopes for this because I love a good Meritage, but it turned out to be thin, sharp and lacking flavor. Maybe an off-bottle, but just seemed to be falling apart rather quickly.