Allure Meritage 2006

Meritage Allure is a seamless blend of the Nobel 5 Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc but 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 tannins that persist to the end very nicely with a depth, substance and richness. 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.
Unusually cool and wet spring weather early in the growing season caused a late start and finish. Warm summer heat followed by more moisture contributed to short crops then with a sudden rise in temperature, harvest accelerated; early varietals ripened simultaneously, creating round-the-clock work. A drop in temperature mid-August permitted a longer hang-time for our red grapes.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.
508 cases produced
Color Red
Vintage 2006
Style Red Bordeaux
Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Date Bottled 1st Jan 2009
Drinkable 2008 to 2017
Alcohol 14.20%
Bottle Size 750ml