Trinchero Napa Valley Meritage 2007
While most of our wines are 100% varietal, our Meritage is a proprietary blend of red Bordeaux grapes. This is mostly Cabernet (63%) but also incorporates Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot to add texture to the wine. The juicy flavors make this Meritage approachable now, but it should continue to improve over the next decade. Deep, dark, open and lush with leather, vanilla, anise and violets.
'The Trincher Napa Valley winery is a work of art unto itself- -the perfect place to craft our new luxury wines. As an architect, this Project has been especially meaningful to me. No detail was overlooked and we worked tirelessly to not only malce this a great functioning winery, but to also make it a place for friends and family to gather'
Easy to tell that this is a "heavy CS" blend. You can almost smell CS from across the room. Very fruity on the tip of the tongue--cherries an berries. A lot more oomph as it passes over the rest of the palate--some detectable vanilla flavor, some tobacco, tons of tannin. A bit hot on the back of the throat. A pretty robust wine. US$39.99 at Costco in 2010.
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