The 2012 vintage of our Meritage is a harmonious blend of Merlot (42%), Cabernet Franc (27%), Petit Verdot (25%), and Malbec (6%). The nose of the wine opens with bright cherry and raspberry notes mingled with fresh tea leaves. Flavors of allspice and baked blueberries, as well as a hint of mace come together on the palate while tight tannins and good structure promise to make this wine worthy of bottle aging. Aged for 18 months in French oak. Drink now through 2022. This wine will take it's place among our other library vintages in our Meritage Program and be released several years from now during our annual Vertical Tasting.