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Estancia Meritage Reserve Paso Robles 2012

External Review by We Speak Wine:

SENSORY EVALUATION: Color: Deep crimson Aromas: Mocha, black currant, cocoa, and a mélange of baking spices Flavors: Velvety, ripe fruit elevated by notes of chocolate and French vanilla Finish: Velvety tannins complement a lengthy, utterly elegant finish VINEYARDS: Our 2012 Meritage showcases the finest red blend from our Paso Robles vineyards. Our Keyes Canyon Vineyard, situated along the banks of the Estrella River, offers a distinctive combination of gravelly and sandy clay loam soil types for ripening the individual blocks of Bordeaux varieties. The characteristic hot days, paired with cool nights of the Paso Robles AVA, allow for an extended growing season in which flavor, skin, and seed tannin maturity can be achieved while maintaining balanced acidity. This Bordeaux blend upholds the fact that stressed vines make the best wine. WINEMAKING: The Meritage designation on our label assures that this wine is a blend of at least two of the red Bordeaux varieties. With this vintage of our rich and complex 2012 Meritage, we blended 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 4% Malbec. Cabernet Sauvignon provides a foundation of dark fruits, structure, and density; Merlot rounds out the mid-palate with luscious fruit; and Malbec supports the backbone and intensifies the deep crimson hue of the wine. We aged all of the wine in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 14 months. Varietal Composition: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 4% Malbec Aging: 14 months in small French and American oak barrels; 40% new Alcohol: 13.9% TA: 6.0g/L pH: 3.63 ** Only 1 in Stock **

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Estancia Estates:
Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking facility, and a traditional, hands-on approach to each grape we produce. In the end, this combination allows us to deliver the hand-crafted quality for which our wines are known. While our cutting-edge facilities enable us to take advantage of the beneficial advances in winemaking technology, our comm... Read more
Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking facility, and a traditional, hands-on approach to each grape we produce. In the end, this combination allows us to deliver the hand-crafted quality for which our wines are known. While our cutting-edge facilities enable us to take advantage of the beneficial advances in winemaking technology, our commitment to old world processes results in the complexity and elegance found in artisanal and boutique wines. Read less

External Reviews for Estancia Meritage Reserve Paso Robles

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/08/2017

SENSORY EVALUATION: Color: Deep crimson Aromas: Mocha, black currant, cocoa, and a mélange of baking spices Flavors: Velvety, ripe fruit elevated by notes of chocolate and French vanilla Finish: Velvety tannins complement a lengthy, utterly elegant finish VINEYARDS: Our 2012 Meritage showcases the finest red blend from our Paso Robles vineyards. Our Keyes Canyon Vineyard, situated along the banks of the Estrella River, offers a distinctive combination of gravelly and sandy clay loam soil types for ripening the individual blocks of Bordeaux varieties. The characteristic hot days, paired with cool nights of the Paso Robles AVA, allow for an extended growing season in which flavor, skin, and seed tannin maturity can be achieved while maintaining balanced acidity. This Bordeaux blend upholds the fact that stressed vines make the best wine. WINEMAKING: The Meritage designation on our label assures that this wine is a blend of at least two of the red Bordeaux varieties. With this vintage of our rich and complex 2012 Meritage, we blended 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 4% Malbec. Cabernet Sauvignon provides a foundation of dark fruits, structure, and density; Merlot rounds out the mid-palate with luscious fruit; and Malbec supports the backbone and intensifies the deep crimson hue of the wine. We aged all of the wine in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 14 months. Varietal Composition: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 4% Malbec Aging: 14 months in small French and American oak barrels; 40% new Alcohol: 13.9% TA: 6.0g/L pH: 3.63 ** Only 1 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/07/2015

SENSORY EVALUATION: Color: Deep crimson Aromas: Mocha, black currant, cocoa, and a mélange of baking spices Flavors: Velvety, ripe fruit elevated by notes of chocolate and French vanilla Finish: Velvety tannins complement a lengthy, utterly elegant finish VINEYARDS: Our 2012 Meritage showcases the finest red blend from our Paso Robles vineyards. Our Keyes Canyon Vineyard, situated along the banks of the Estrella River, offers a distinctive combination of gravelly and sandy clay loam soil types for ripening the individual blocks of Bordeaux varieties. The characteristic hot days, paired with cool nights of the Paso Robles AVA, allow for an extended growing season in which flavor, skin, and seed tannin maturity can be achieved while maintaining balanced acidity. This Bordeaux blend upholds the fact that stressed vines make the best wine. WINEMAKING: The Meritage designation on our label assures that this wine is a blend of at least two of the red Bordeaux varieties. With this vintage of our rich and complex 2012 Meritage, we blended 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 4% Malbec. Cabernet Sauvignon provides a foundation of dark fruits, structure, and density; Merlot rounds out the mid-palate with luscious fruit; and Malbec supports the backbone and intensifies the deep crimson hue of the wine. We aged all of the wine in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 14 months. Varietal Composition: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 4% Malbec Aging: 14 months in small French and American oak barrels; 40% new Alcohol: 13.9% TA: 6.0g/L pH: 3.63




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