A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
The 2005 Meritage is a great follow-up to the
delicious 2004 vintage. It has a similar flavor
profile; blackberry, black licorice 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.