Bordeaux Style Wines

We call them Cab and Merlot and Meritage but they are all descendants of the same grapes grown in the Bordeaux region of France, recognized as producing the world's finest wines.

The Single Varietals ~ Non-Blended Wines

White Bordeaux varietals include Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc.  Red Bordeaux includes five major varietals, called the "noble five" namely, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. 

We grow and make all of these grape varietals as single-vineyard, single-varietal wines so click on any of these wines below to read a little more.

Blended Wines ~ Meritage, Cuvée & Mélange
Wine making changes from science to art when blending existing wines to produce a unique wine showing the best characteristics of its components, together all balanced and integrated. Because they are blends these wines don't qualify for varietal names on the label so tragically they can only be labeled "red wine" or "white wine". American winemakers however, came up with the name Meritage, (merit + heritage) for their blended wines. We have since added words like Mélange (mixture) and Cuvée (tank blend). These wines are in fact American Bordeaux so click on any wine below to read a little more.

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