2020 Meritage
Item No. WINE-20-MERITAGE-  •  In Stock - Ships Same Day

2020 Meritage
2020 Meritage
2020 Meritage
2020 Meritage
2020 Meritage
2020 Meritage

From a stellar vintage comes yet another stellar wine: introducing our 2020 Meritage!

$44.99club price: $38.24

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About This Item

Winemaking
Blend: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot
Hand Harvested & Hand Sorted
Cooperage: 18 months in neutral French oak barrels.
Harvest Date: 9/28-10/18/2020
Harvest Brix: 24.0° -24.5°
Alcohol: 14.8%
Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L
pH: 3.71
Unfined
Bottling Date: 5/23/2022
Cases Produced: 570

Vineyard Sites
100% East Side of Seneca Lake

Tasting Notes & Food Pairing
From a stellar vintage comes yet another stellar wine: introducing our 2020 Meritage!  Harnessing grace and robusticity, your senses are met with a vibrant and eloquent expression of full, lively deep dark fruit and lavish deep dark chocolate.    Leather and oak convey that exquisite balance of tannin and acidity.  With a backbone that goes for miles and a finish that doesn’t seem to stop unfurling, we recommend holding onto this stunner for as long as you can resist.  And resistance is hard!

Drink Window: Drink now – 2027 - 2036
Serving Temp.: 55-60°f

Vintage Notes
2020 was a winemaker's dream, a vintage of idyllic growing conditions in the Finger Lakes. Expect to see extremely high-quality wines that show concentration, complexity, silky tannins, and the varietal specificity for which we are known. During the growing season we experienced gorgeous warm days and heat in timely doses. The heat produced the right amount of moisture stress (read lack of rain) to keep the fruit slightly dehydrated and the consequent flavor development of the skins and pulp lent a complexity to the juices that are playing out in the wines. Our winemakers crafted truly remarkable wines that will show well early, but will have the depth of character to age gracefully.