Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Meritage (USA) And Bordeaux Styled Red Wine


This is a work in progress for Mobile (Smart) phones as a quick reference. Meritage USA Bordeaux Styled Red Wine Explained helps to define what denotes a Meritage Red Wine.

Just my own note on the Meritage classification: Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain 2007 Red Wine, Justin Vineyards Isosceles Paso Robles 2007 Red Wine, and Chalk Hill Estate 2007 Red Wine, for example, are USA Bordeaux Styled Red Wines that exceed the quality (In my humble opinion) of almost any wine I've tasted with the Meritage designation, but I see the use of the designation Meritage as a sure way to clearly label USA red wines as being Bordeaux styled without infringing on France's legal or otherwise considered right to the term Bordeaux, and nothing more. I'm sure others will disagree (At some point there is a cost to the Meritage designation) with that assessment. Please don't get overwrought over my opinion on this subject that is not what this cheat-sheet is about. Any more clarification can be researched by the readers.

 Meritage (USA) And Bordeaux Styled Red Wine

Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain 2007 Red Wine, $50.99-$59.99, 93 points
Beaulieu Vineyard~BV~Napa Valley Tapestry 2010 Red Wine Reserve, $41.99-$55.99, 93+ points
Chalk Hill Estate 2007 Red Bordeaux Style Wine, $63.74-$74.99, 94+ points
Chappellet 2014 Mountain Cuvée Proprietor's Blend Red Wine, $25.49-$32.99, 91 points
Chappellet Napa Valley (Pritchard Hill) 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, $53.54-$62.99, 92 points
Darioush Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Franc, $50.99-$59.99, 93 points
Darioush Napa Valley 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, $74.69-$82.99, 95+ points
Dry Creek Mariner (2012), $45.00, 95 points,
Duckhorn Howell Mountain NAPA Valley 2005 Red Wine, $34.99, 92 points
Etude Carneros AVA 2007 Red Wine, approximately $40, 91 pointsGeyser Peak Alexander Valley 2005 Meritage, $17.99-$35.99, 89 points
Hahn Central Coast 2009 Meritage, $11.99-$18.99, 91 points
J.Lohr Cuvee P A U Paso Robles 2006 Red Wine, $18.69-$49.99, 90 points
Honig Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $31.44-$39.99, 92 points
Joseph Phelps Napa Valley 2007 Insignia Red Wine, $144.99-$225.99, 97 points
Justin Vineyards Isosceles Paso Robles 2007 Bordeaux-Style Red Wine, $50.94-$64.99, 94 points
Luke Donald Collection (LDC) Napa Valley 2012 Red Wine, $14.99-$45.99, 88 points
Lyeth Sonoma County 2006 Meritage, $12.74-$17.99, 87 points
Murphy-Goode Alexander Valley 2010 Claret, $13.50-$22.50, 85 points
Mount Veeder 2006 Napa Valley Bordeaux-Style Red Wine, $29.99-$44.99, 92 points
Orin Swift "Papillon" 2013 Bordeaux Styled Red Wine, $53.54-$76.99, 93 points
Purple Heart Napa Valley 2013 Bordeaux-styled Red Wine, $17.99-$19.99, 88 points
Ridge Estate 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, $27.89-$42.99, 91 points
Ridge Estate 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $38.39 (bought two years ago), $52.99 (now), 92 points
Shafer Napa Valley 'TD-9' 2015 Proprietary Red Wine, $56.86-$59.99, 94 points
Spring Valley Vineyard Walla Walla Valley 2012 Frederick Red Wine, $27.19-$39.99, 92 points
Sterling Vineyards 2011 Platinum Red Wine (Meritage), $34.99-$45.99, 91 points
Trefethen 'Dragon's Tooth' 2013 Red Wine, $45,89-$53.99, 92 points
Vérité La Muse 2002 Red Wine, $78.84-$169.00, 93 points

See Also: Red Wine (USA)


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