Clos LaChance 2005 Meritage

Scintillant - Hummingbird Series
Central Coast AVA
Silver Medal — SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Central Coast AVA
35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, 15% Petite Verdot
8 months in French Oak
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With wine competition results just starting to be announced, Clos LaChance’s 2005 Meritage was awarded its first Silver Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The fruit for the Scintillant Meritage is exclusively from the estate’s vineyard in San Martin.

Medium ruby color with a full array of aromas of blackberries, blueberries, dried cherries, and black tea lightly layered in-between. The bouquet leads to rich flavors of ripe cherries and blackberries with a hint of spice. The mouth is completely filled with a well-rounded blend of fruit and tannins with a bit of vanilla that references the French oak barrels used for aging. The silky smooth finish is extra long and carries the fruit to the end. Try pairing with pork tenderloin with pomegranate sauce, Beef Stew, or Roquefort Cheese.

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