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USA, Red Blend (Meritage) (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec), Magnificat, Franciscan, Napa Valley, California, 2009

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Red blend of: 64% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 5% petit verdot, 3% cabernet franc, and 2% malbec. N/ Black cherry, black currant, plum skins.  Cedar, vanilla, and coconut. River rock. Wild herbs, pine needles, and dried sage. Barrel room lingers. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Medium plus tannins. Medium plus acid. Dry, angular, plum, cherry, and a […]

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USA, Red blend, Meritage, Robert Mondavi, Private Selection, Napa Valley, California, 2010

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Red blend of: 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Malbec, and 8% Petite Verdot. C/ Inky and dangerous. The Malbec really brings out an amazingly pretty neon purple rim. N/ Stewed plums and cherries. Acidic burlap and rope. Cinnamon. Freshly cracked granite. Forest floor. Flint. Light gunpowder and a hint of chlorine. Damn complex for […]

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USA, Cameron Hughes, Tasting Event, (White Blend, Pinot, Cabernet, Merlot, and Red Blends), California and Washington, USA

Cameron Hughes Tasting Event www.chwine.com This was my first official tasting of the CH offerings.  I was quite impressed with the Q2PR of many of the wines we tasted. I had @WineHarlots and @Cuvee_Corner from the #SDWM with me at this tasting, and they both seemed to be impressed by the quality / price as […]

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USA, Red Blend, Meritage, “Medley”, Lorimar, Temecula, 2005

A Meritage Red Blend of: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. Decant and wait at least 2 hours. It is really worth the wait. N/ Dry forest floor. Ripe, soft cassis and plums. Cigar box. Flint. Mocha. Rosemary. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Cassis. Chocolate. Nice structure. Balance slightly effected by a tad too […]

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USA, Meritage, Red Blend, Stuart Cellars, Tatria, California, 1999

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N/ Dry gunny sack. Tad hot. Stale, dried cherries. Smoked paprika. Black pepper. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Slightly chalky. Burnt cherries and dry earth. Price = $50-60.   Rating = C

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USA, Red Blend, Meritage, Kendall Jackson, Vintner’s Reserve, 2006

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A Red Blend, Meritage, of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and 1% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Note: Let sit at least one hour before enjoying. N/ Sharp hardwoods, cherry, cigar box, and earth. T/ Medium full to full mouthfeel. Coating, sexy texture.  Big plums and blackberries. Light liquid smoke.  Nice layers and wood work.  Long, […]

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USA, Meritage, Juslyn, 2001

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A Meritage blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. N/ Nice barrel room. Fat plums. Smoke.  Cigar box. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Extra clean. Dry plum.  Tobacco. Very clean finish. Retail $58 Brilliant. 91

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