50% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 16% Petit Verdot
The wine showcases Cabernet Franc from our friends at Ox-Eye Vineyard. 50% Ox-Eye Cabernet Franc blended with equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, this iteration of our Meritage is as flashy and flamboyantly fruit-forward as any in recent memory. The juicy, sensuous red fruit and herbal character of Cabernet Franc from its high-altitude limestone escarpment is lent a little extra tannic heft by our estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, and a soupçon of earthy sous-bois by Merlot from Carter’s Mountain. Aged 12 months in 15% new French oak, the result is a plush inviting Bordeaux blend that will drink well now, but possess the intensity to improve for another 3-4 years.