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2017 Meritage

2017 Meritage "Benchland"

Dry Creek Valley

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker Notes:

The 2017 vintage of our Meritage - Benchland features fruit from a specific microregion within the Dry Creek Valley, and highlights the intrinsic characteristics of the unique soils, microclimate, and terroir of our home appellation. At first swirl, the wine displays aromas of black cherry, blackberry and raspberry preserves. Several more minutes of airing reveal hints of marzipan and dark chocolate. The palate is full and rich with flavors of black currant, dried cranberry and boysenberry. The tannins are firm, yet supple with a very round and silky texture. The finish lingers with notes of white pepper, nutmeg and a hint of minerality


Vintage 2017
Varietal Meritage
Varietal Composition
59% Cabernet Sauvignon
23% Cabernet Franc
18% Malbec
Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Harvest Date September 16 - October 7, 2017
Acid 6.5g/L
PH 3.54
Aging 20 months in French oak; 37% new oak
Fermentation 12 - 18 days in fermenters at 82 - 88˚F; pumped over twice daily.
Alcohol % 14.4%
Size 750 ml
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