2014 King's Ransom Meritage
2014 King’s Ransom Meritage
Our highly awarded, full-bodied King’s Ransom Meritage is made from carefully selected blocks in the vineyard. The fruit is hand-picked and sorted to ensure top quality. After 24 months in French and American oak barrel, this blend boasts rich, complex aromas of caramel, coffee, black cherry and plum. Hints of violet complement the luxurious flavors of dark chocolate, blackberry and cedar presented on the palate.
A hint of spice is balanced with beautifully integrated vanilla oak notes. Smooth, velvety tannins and bright acidity carry through to a long finish.
Prime rib steak, sharp aged cheeses and dark chocolate
De-stemmed and crushed then cold soaked for 3 days.
Fermentation kept between 25 °C and
24 months in French & American barrels
75% French, 25% American; 80% new oak
All fractions kept separate until bottling, then blended
All hand-picked and hand sorted.
Majority of grapes sourced from
Noble Ridge Vineyard.
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon,
[Kings-Ransom Meritage] 35% Merlot, %%Cab Franc, 5% Malbec
Residual Sugar: 2.5
Oct 30, 2014