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2014 Brecon US Red Blend "Meritage"

Winery: Brecon

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Meritage"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 32.5% Malbec, 31.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Petit Verdot & 8.1% Cabernet Franc

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $52

Cases produced: 224

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: July 26, 2017

Wine Review: This very dark midnight purple colored blend from Paso opens with a fragrant boysenberry bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a black currant and boysenberry blend with notes of minerality and black cherry. I did detect a hint of anise in the end. The finish is dry and it does not really show many tannins. This blend is very food friendly and would pair well with a filet mignon off the grill. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A true Meritage and somewhat unusually lead by Malbec, but only just, as the three main varietals are effectively proportioned a third, a third, a third (Try it with an Irish accent). 32.5% Malbec from La Vista, 31.45 Cabernet Sauvignon from Brecon, 28% Petit Verdot. Live Oak. The eagle eyed amongst you will spot this does not quite add up to 100%. The balance is all Estate Cab Franc.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Brecon 2014 Meritage.

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