2018 Noble Meritage
Top 10 - Best Value Reds - Anthony Gismondi
Rich and generous with lifted current and Raspberry fruit. Accents of Cedar and dried cocoa with lingering notes of herb and graphite.
Clones: Merlot - clone 118 (planted in 1986), unknown (planted in 1999), Cabernet Sauvignon - unknown (planted in 1986, one of the oldest blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Valley) Viticulture: Geneva Double Curtain (GDC), Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
De-stemmed and crushed Cold soaked for 3 days Fermentation kept between 25 °C and 28 °C, 12 months in barrels, 75% French, 25% American; 20% new oak
Food Pairing Notes
BBQ, Ribs, Tomato Bases Pasta
1165 cases produced