Have a boxed set - "Artist Series" of 4 bottles of 1994 Meritage. Wondering if I should open any of the four botles or keep saving. Also, need to give insurance folks a ballpark value. Does anybody know about this?
Will appreciate any help/info.
Info about 1994 Meritage from Chateau Ste. Michelle
- Reply by GregT, Jun 17, 2013.
I have a box and a half of the 1995. It's good right now, I'm not sure you gain anything by keeping it longer. Right now the tannins are soft, it still has some fruit as well as some secondary notes, but I don't think it's going to turn into something more than it already is and I'd suspect it's more likely to fade. I'd drink them now - there's no real point in waiting. It was never a big structured wine that demanded many years. Prices go anywhere from say $30 to $50 a bottle. Not worth $50 tho and I'm not sure you'd get it as a private seller.
It's a nice wine and better than any number of comparably priced Bordeaux at the time, but it's not really in the classified growth category. So what? It's enjoyable and you didn't mortgage your home.
All that assumes that it hasn't been cooked or something over the years.