2017 Meritage - Winner of Virginia Governor's Cup Gold Medal
This reserve blend is highlighted by the three varietals that each offer distinct nuances. Aged in 50% new French and American oak, the wine exhibits all the characters of a classic Bordeaux blend. A complexity of aromas that feature berries, toasted oak, vanilla and spice are backed by a moderately tannic, but well rounded wine. The combination of these elements provides for a wine that will improve over time and would be best served between five and ten years from its vintage date.