Somersville Cellars 2018 California Red Meritage
Our Somersville 2018 Red Meritage is a blend 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.
The majority of this blend is comprised of two distinct Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa and Lodi. Take a moment to admire its deep rich purple color. This young wine shows some maturity with an array of dark fruit characters such as black currant, prune and blackberry. The oak treatment reveals some toasted oak, mocha, cigar box, cedar and tobacco notes. The mouth displays more red fruit, powered by both fruit tannins and barrel tannins. There is a fresh acidity and some fruity flavors in the mid-palate, like cherry and prune.
This intense-bodied wine will pair well with roast beef, rack of lamb or grilled chicken. Try it with the featured recipe: Grilled Lamb Chops with Meyer Lemon Risotto and Arugula.
Gold - 2019 Dan Berger's International Wine Competiton
Silver - 2019 Harvest Challenge
Silver - 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver - 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition