2013 JoLi Meritage

Overview

Blend:

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot
 

Tasting Notes:

Color: Very dark opaque purple, slightly lighter rim. 
Aromas: Cherries, cassis and blackberries. A hint of rosemary and vanilla. Baking spice. 
Structure: Medium tannins, medium acidity and very dry.
Flavors: Black berry and blackberries are my initial fruit impressions. Very prominent and then a slightly herbal component develops. Vanilla comes out in the finish and that baking spice - all spice and a hint of nutmeg remains. Nice long finish.
Pairings: Grilled lamb (or any game meat), prime rib, goat cheese. 
 

Materials:

Award: 89 points - Wine Enthusiast
2013 JoLi Meritage