Appearance deep garnet
Aromas black cherry, red currant, pie crust, tobacco, eucalyptus
Palate raspberry, plum, cocoa, subtle tannins, smooth long finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Bold red blends deserve big, bold foods. Pair with beef, especially grilled, roasted or stewed, or braised dishes like lamb or venison. Game meats all pair wonderfully with this wine as do dishes with eggplant, mushrooms or pungent herbs. Also pair hard aromatic cheeses like Roquefort, Blue and Camembert varietals.
Enjoy now or in the next 5 to 7 years
Gold Medal, SF Wine Chronicle Competition, 2018
The Meritage Resort & Spa Estate Vineyard
About The Vineyard
The Meritage grapes come from the estate vineyard located at the Meritage Resort & Spa, in the shadow of the iconic Grape Crusher Statue. The Vineyard is seven and a half acres and home to all five noble red Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The Vineyard is northern facing, allowing constant sun exposure throughout the day. The gentle slope of the vineyard in combination with the rocky soil gives the vines great drainage to maintain berry concentration. It is not typical to plant these varietals in the normally cooler southern part of Napa. However, it allows for a longer growing season with more “hang time” for the grapes.
Winemaker Kevin Mills blends this wine piece by piece. He uses the modern technique of cold soaking prior to fermentation. This ensures maximum color extraction and the preservation of fruit flavors. The Ttinitas namesake wine is then barrel aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak.