Allure Meritage 2005

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL from Sonoma Harvest Fair Wine Competition awarded to our Meritage Allure, a seamless blend of the Nobel 5 Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc but with not one varietal dominating.

One can feel this wine unfolding, revealing layer upon layer of delicate flavor, then the surprise, taken into the mouth together with a complex, multi flavored food like lasagna, the whole experience sings!

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 tannins that persist to the end very nicely with a depth, substance and richness.
In 2005, bud break was a little early followed by significant May rainfall. Mild temperatures continued throughout the season and a cold September delayed ripening our reds until October.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.
Production = 700 cases 600x750ml + 200x375ml
Color Red
Vintage 2005
Style Red Bordeaux
Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Date Bottled 31st Dec 1969
Drinkable 2008 - 2015
Alcohol 14.20%
Bottle Size 750ml