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2016 Meritage
Item No. WINE-16-MERITAGE  •  Out of Stock - Ships Same Day

2016 Meritage
2016 Meritage
2016 Meritage
2016 Meritage
2016 Meritage
2016 Meritage

90 Points - Wine Advocate
Intense fruit flavors, perfectly integrated with oak, inspire this balanced wine with notes of cassis and black cap pie. Drink now - 2026+

$37.99club price: $32.29

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About This Item

Winemaking

Blend: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

Hand Harvested & Hand Sorted

Cooperage: 16 months in a combination of 4% new French oak, 57% 1 year old French oak & the balance in neutral barrels.

Harvest Date: 9/27-10/16/16

Harvest Brix: 23.0 - 24.5°

Alcohol: 13.8%

Total Acidity: 6.9 g/L

pH: 3.48

Unfined

Bottling Date: 4/14/18

Cases Produced: 255

 

Tasting Notes & Food Pairing

The warmth of vanilla and pine exude from the glass on this limited bottling of our flagship wine.  The intense fruit flavors are perfectly integrated within the oak profile for a balanced wine with notes of cassis and black cap pie, and a lingering finish of red raspberry and soft leather.  Pair with grilled filet mignon, plum stuffed duck, or serve with mocha beef roast.

Drink Window: Drink now through 2026+

Serving Temp.: 60-65°f

 

Vintage Notes

On the heels of an unseasonably mild winter, a late frost kicked off the 2016 growing season in the Fingerlakes. This caused some stress in the form of bud loss, but as late spring moved into summer we saw what was to become one of the most intense droughts ever seen in this region. High heat, sun filled skies, and virtually no rain whatsoever, for all intents and purposes, eradicated any disease pressure while forcing the root systems of our mature vines ever deeper into more nutrient rich soil and concentrating deep, rich and intense flavor in the fruit. Early fall was equally dry and harvest kicked off with a bang. Moisture did arrive toward the end of the season, bringing the fruit to beautiful maturity. All in all 2016 resulted in smaller than average yields, but quality was absolutely, mouth-wateringly, phenomenal! We look forward with eager hearts and taste buds to enjoy the results of the 2016 growing season!

 

 

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Weekend hours extended in season
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info@damianiwinecellars.com // (607) 546-5557

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