Allure Meritage is a multiple Gold Medal winning seamless blend of the five Nobel Bordeaux grape varietals and with not one varietal dominating.
In the glass a lovely blackberry nose with alluring hints of plum and blackcurrant character. The palate offers a fresh although gently textured wine covering the ripe tannin that persist to the end very nicely with a depth, substance and richness.
Feel this wine unfolding, revealing layer upon layer of delicate flavor, then the surprise, when taken into the mouth together with a complex, multi flavored food like lasagna, the whole experience sings.
The Meritage Association was formed in 1988 by a small group of California vintners increasingly frustrated by U.S. BATF regulations stipulating wines contain at least 75% of a specific grape to be labeled as that varietal.
As interest grew in creating Bordeaux-style wines, which by their blended nature fail to qualify for varietal status, members sought to create a recognizable name for their high-quality blended wines.
Allure ~ to attract by charm, to fascinate through its soft and alluring flavors.
Meritage ~ U.S./ American Bordeaux - Pronounced like "heritage" an American term used to distinguish wines that are made in the Bordeaux style principally from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, with lesser proportions of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. A red Meritage must be made from at least two of these grapes, with no varietal comprising more than 90% of the blend.