Arrowhead Spring Vineyards Meritage Reserve 2010

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Hints of eucalyptus, minerality and blackcurrant show on the nose of this Niagara Escarpment Bordeaux-style blend. Big, veiny tannins ripple on a chalky skeleton that shows through the long finish. This will age gracefully for several years and pair beautifully with wild boar ragu, bison or other game meats. A blend of 41% Cabernet Franc, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, this wine has been aged 23 months in French, Eastern European and American oak barrels.

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Arrowhead Spring Vineyards:
Arrowhead Spring Vineyards is a small family winery on the Niagara Wine Trail (USA), with a focus on quality vinifera grapes and quality dry wines. We craft our wines by hand in small lots to ensure the best wine is made. The discipline and heart we put into our vineyard pours out in our wine. Our Vineyard and Winery are located in the Niagara Escarpment American Viticultural Area (AVA) wine-g... Read more
Arrowhead Spring Vineyards is a small family winery on the Niagara Wine Trail (USA), with a focus on quality vinifera grapes and quality dry wines. We craft our wines by hand in small lots to ensure the best wine is made. The discipline and heart we put into our vineyard pours out in our wine. Our Vineyard and Winery are located in the Niagara Escarpment American Viticultural Area (AVA) wine-growing region. The hills that support our vines slope from South-East to North-West, giving us very warm afternoon sun exposure across the entire vineyard. We have 65 rows of grapes planted, divided amongst the varietals of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and one row of Malbec. We employ rigorous adherence to low yield practices to increase the fruit intensity. Meticulous sorting methods ensure that only the best fruit will make it into our wines. Read less

External Reviews for Arrowhead Spring Vineyards Meritage Reserve

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 06/19/2013

Hints of eucalyptus, minerality and blackcurrant show on the nose of this Niagara Escarpment Bordeaux-style blend. Big, veiny tannins ripple on a chalky skeleton that shows through the long finish. This will age gracefully for several years and pair beautifully with wild boar ragu, bison or other game meats. A blend of 41% Cabernet Franc, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, this wine has been aged 23 months in French, Eastern European and American oak barrels.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 03/01/2013

It is certainly nice to see New York State wineries producing good quality wines other than Riesling. Arrowhead Springs Meritage is one of them. Comprised of practically equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and Cabernet Franc it offers an interesting combination of mint chocolate tobacco and interestingly freshly cut grass on the nose. With the first sip you are greeted with red fruit candied orange peel with medium body and good acidity. On the mid-palate flavors of allspice nutmeg and white pepper emerge finishing with a touch of creaminess due to the 23 months of aging in American and French oak. A splendid offering reminiscent of a young Bordeaux.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 03/26/2013

A smoky nose of blackcurrant, cedar, chocolate and coconut leads to a fleshy mouthfeel and smooth tannins. Pair with Cornish hens or other game birds for a rustic country meal.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 03/26/2013

It is certainly nice to see New York State wineries producing good quality wines other than Riesling. Arrowhead Springs Meritage is one of them. Comprised of practically equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, it offers an interesting combination of mint, chocolate, tobacco and, interestingly, freshly cut grass on the nose. With the first sip, you are greeted with red fruit, candied orange peel with medium body and good acidity. On the mid-palate, flavors of allspice, nutmeg, and white pepper emerge finishing with a touch of creaminess due to the 23 months of aging in American and French oak. A splendid offering reminiscent of a young Bordeaux.



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