Named after the county in Florida where Charles and Joanne Sawyer met and started their love story, this Bordeaux-style blend from the exceptional 2013 vintage in the Napa Valley is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from the Rutherford Appellation. With more structure and tannin than our other wines, the 2013 Meritage opens with a full nose of dark and brooding blackberry and blueberry with a touch of vanilla and spice. The rich mid-palate is where the supple tannins start to appear, and they linger through the long finish.
Following in the steps of the blockbuster 2012 vintage, the even more exceptional 2013 harvest in Napa Valley, with consistently perfect weather, created wines with structure and elegance that will last for years to come! This 2013 Merlot is a refined example of a pure varietal bottling, that opens with intense aromas of mixed Farmers Market berries. The soft mid-palate shows lush tannin structure enhanced by balanced layers of red raspberries and baking spices that leads to a velvety, lingering finish.
Influenced by the exceptional growing season of 2013, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon shows a depth and intensity that will continue to develop for many years to come. The wine opens with notes of blackberry and Bing cherry with hints of the classic aromas of Rutherford Dust. The balanced mid palate that shows dark cherries and dark chocolate carries to a long lingering finish with silky tannins. Enjoy now through the next 12-14 years.
The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc starts with bursts of white peach overtones on the nose. On the palate, there are additional soft, oak overtones displaying full bodied and well integrated flavors. Stainless steel fermented and barrel aged for 5 months in two year French oak barrels, this is a well balanced Sauvignon Blanc, with a nice lively finish.