Allure Meritage 2014
Bordeaux, yes all of it, both banks, all in one glass! An almost brooding dark garnet color comes to the nose in waves of blackberry and texture.
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!”
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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.
No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
The early 2014 harvest yielded a high quality wine grape crop. We are all using words like “quality,” “depth of flavor” and “excellent” to describe the 2014 vintage. Life is good with “perfect weather,” “abundant crop” and “good fortune” among the descriptions our fellow winemakers here are using.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.