Allure Meritage 2013

A soft, complex, Bordeaux-style wine for soft, complex foods.

Savor it as a solitary experience or pair with a disk like Lasagna or Osso Bucco - whatever you choose - you win!

Allure is a Meritage, a seamless blend of the Nobel 5 Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc but with not one varietal dominating. There is no doubt that this wine contains all of the “noble five” grapes of Bordeaux, but they have become so integrated that they are now the “Sixth Bordeaux!”

An intense crimson color and a subtle bouquet that is both fruity and floral, displaying notes of fresh fig, blackberry, and red fruit such as raspberry, as well as hints of violet found in great vintages. The wine is delightful on the palate thanks to its power, richness, body, and concentration. Blessed with superb balance, *Allure* Meritage displays an incredible combination of power, delicacy, ripeness, and freshness. Complete and complex, it is above all smooth. Its complex bouquet will blossom over time while the wine's intrinsic freshness and power will undoubtedly remain unchanged.
The 2013 vintage exceeded our expectations on both quality and quantity. “Early, even and excellent” are three words being used to describe the 2013 year growing season and the wine grapes that have come from it. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started optimal ripening producing epic fruit. The final wine quality in tank was excellent across the board for all varietals and appellations.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.
The grapes were picked in perfect conditions with stable weather during the harvest permitting every plot to achieve correct ripeness. No allergens were used in the making of this wine. Case Production = 431 cases x 750 ml + 90 cases x 375 ml.
Color Red
Vintage 2013
Harvest Date 23rd Sep 2013
Style Red Bordeaux
Appellation Sonoma
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Date Bottled 18th Aug 2015
Drinkable 2016 - 2022
Alcohol 14.80%
Bottle Size 750ml