Allure Meritage 2017
A soft, complex, dark-colored, smooth yet still intense Bordeaux-style wine, delightful on the palate with superb balance.
Allure is a wine best used with soft, complex foods. Enjoy it as a solitary experience or pair with Lasagna or Osso Bucco - whatever you choose - you win!
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.
Cases produced = 500. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
Allure is a Meritage, a seamless blend of the Nobel Bordeaux varietals, in particular Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc but with not one varietal dominating. Naturally the blend is complex and comprises, in order of quantity, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with 45% from our Atlas Peak Napa vineyards and 55% from our Sonoma Mountain and Dry Creek Valley vineyards.
The 2017 harvest wrapped up following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state ending a five-year drought. Temperatures cooled in mid-September, slowing the harvest pace and allowing red grapes to ripen gradually producing good quality for the 2017 vintage. While October wildfires in Napa and Sonoma made headlines, vineyards and wineries were not significantly affected.
Matured in French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.