2020 Meritage
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2020 Meritage
2020 Meritage

A Bordeaux blend of grape varietals. Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot

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DESCRIPTION:

A unique flavor of Bordeaux grapes with a brilliant garnet color, packed with robust characters and aromas of black cherry and vanilla on the nose with flavors of ripe blackberry and a hint of smoke on the finish. 


WINE MAKING NOTES:

Grape Blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petite Verdot

TA: 6.69 gm/L  |  PH: 3.77  |  RS: 0.32 g/L  |  Alcohol: 15.8%

Fermentation: open ferment  |  Oak: American and French  | Oak age: 20 months  |  Harvest Brix: 25.1 (average)  |  Bottle Date: June 06, 2022  |  Cases Produced: 980  |  Maturity: now until 2025


FLAVOR AND AROMA NOTES:

Crafted from four classi Bordeaux varietals. Our 2020 Family Meritage eshibits a beautiful dark garnet color, combined with vanilla, black cherry and vanilla on the nose. This wine is full bodied and smooth with ripe blackberry on the palate and a hint of smoke on the finish. 


PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

Pairs well with aged Gouda cheese, grilled portabella mushrooms with caramelized shallots and gorgonzola, duck breast with figs and a port wine reduction or classic roast beef with creamy horseradish. 

VINEYARD NOTES:

Estate grown in Temecula Valley. 


WINEMAKER - Kestutis Vizgirda

Kestutis "Gus" Vizgirda believes the secret to good winemaking begins in the vineyard. That's why throughout the growing season you will find him touring the rows of varietals and envisioning the kinds of wines he will produce from the harvest.  For over two decades, Vizgirda has worked at many local wineries, working with some of the Valley's best winemakers to refine his craft. Today, he has developed his own unique approach to making wine and has won gold medals for several of his varietals.

In addition to serving as Wilson Creek's Winemaker, Vizgirda teaches wine classes at Mt. San Jacinto College and San Diego State University Extended Studies campus. He is also a judge at several local and international wine competitions.


REVIEWS: Employee favorite pick: "The Meritage is a perfect balance of fruit, spice, and tannins. It is made predominately with Cab Franc grapes which adds a nice earthy characteristic to this wine. I wouldn't pair this with any food because it stands so strongly by itself. I would, however, recommend drinking this wine between dinner and dessert!"