Havens Winery, Meritage, Napa Valley, 2014

Havens Winery, Meritage, Napa Valley, 2014
 

The Vineyard and Winemaking: The 2014 Meritage Napa Valley is an elegant,fruit-forward wine sourced from some of NapaValley’s best vineyards. With spectacular Yountville fruit coming from near Dominus Estate, we reaped the color and intensitybenefits yielded by the deep roots associated with dry farming. Grapes sourced from the southeastern edge of the Oak Knollappellation grow in gravelly well-drained soils covered by silty-loam from the Napa River, and bask in warm afternoon sun while still benefitting from evening fog. Together these conditions contribute to incredible balance even among rich, lush fruit flavors –creating a wine that truly represents the best of both worlds. Depending on how the varieties express in a given year,the composition of our Meritage will be different, always shaped to provide consistency of style. Working from a base of Cabernet Sauvignon we blend other Bordeaux varietals to give roundness, structure, and rich complexity.

Harvest Date: September 22nd-25th, 2014

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.59 Acidity: 5.7 g/L Fermentation: Stainless steel Barrel Aging: 18 Months in French and American Oak

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 8% Petit Verdot 2% Malbec Appellation: Napa Valley

Tasting Notes:The 2014 Meritage Napa Valley brims with a complex blend of zesty aromas including black cherries and charred oak. The flavorsdevelop with layers of currant, rich minerals, dried herbs and blackberry as the wine opens up. This is a well-balanced, full-bodied wine with supple tannins, supported by a rich mouth feel that lingers long on the palate. This wine pairs beautifully with beefbourguignon, coq au vin, and heavier pastas.

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