Category Archives: Meritage

Mission Hill Family Estate, Compendium, Okanagan Valley, 2008, 14% abv, $50

At 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, this classic Bordeaux blend or Meritage (rhymes with ‘heritage’) has been hand harvested and sorted and gravity fed into small French oak fermenting barrels. After fermenting for four … Continue reading

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Black Hills Estate Winery, Nota Bene, Meritage, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada, 2010, 14% abv.

I bought this bottle at the winery in Oliver in August 2012 – and then brought it right back to the Okanagan to drink with Jennifer and Allan.  Fun! This is Black Hills’ renowned Meritage blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot … Continue reading

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Regusci, Stags Leap District, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2008

What a treat and why did I wait so long to enjoy this fruity and lush 92% Californian Cab Sav blended with 8% Merlot and the remainder a dash of Cabernet Franc. With a clear, deep garnet core moving to … Continue reading

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Nota Bene, Black Hills Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia, 2007, 14.6% abv

  When at Black Hills in 2012, I opted for the vertical Nota Bene tasting of the 2007 – 2010 Meritage blends. These wines and the winery have quite a history. Originally owned by two couples, one couple left after … Continue reading

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