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2009 AuburnJames Meritage Napa Valley

2009 AuburnJames Meritage Napa Valley

A delicious blend of five Bordeaux varietals grown in the Napa Valley, the 2009 Napa Meritage emulates our limited release 2007 Meritage.  A robust wine with layers of flavor, this wine reinforces why we love Napa Valley terroir! 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER - 2013 California Cab Shootout!

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A blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc, 5% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot gives this wine a deep ruby color, multiple layers of flavor, and a true sense of place, Napa Valley! 

Full bodied and complex, this blend of the five traditional Bordeaux varietals presents aromas of dark plum, blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, and on the palate adds caramel, dark chocolate and a hint of black licorice with dried herbs. It has balance and a complexity that builds toward a long finish. Each varietal was crushed and fermented separately and then barrel aged in new and second fill French oak until the second racking.  Over several weeks we defined the blend and returned the blended wine to barrels to finish aging before bottling.

Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2013 California Cab Shoot-out, this wine will continue its rise toward greatness peaking around 2017 and will easily cellar for 10+ years.  Cheers!

Wine Specs

Vintage 2009
Appellation Napa Valley
Aging Aged for >26 months in French oak.
Alcohol % 14.8

Wine Profile

Food Pairing Notes This Meritage partners well with grilled lamb, prime rib, salami, or an olive tapenade. Try pairing it with 55% cocoa for a delightful finish to a great meal.
Production Only 321 cases produced!

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