Award Winner 2017 Meritage

2017 Meritage

Available for purchase


  • Varietal 84% Merlot, 11% Malbec, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 2.5% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards 100% estate
  • Harvest Date 10/18/2016
  • Elevation 750 feet
  • Soil Catoctin-Myersville shale laom
  • Vine Training Vertical shoot positioning
  • Aging 15 months
  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • Case Production 509
  • Awards Silver in both 2018 Maryland Governer's Cup and Maryland Comptroller's Cup

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma Black plum, sweet tobacco, bacon fat
  • Palatte Dark licorice, black cherry, medium tannins

Vintage in Review

2016 provided ample moisture in the spring, getting the vines off to an early start. The weather turned warm and dry with bright sunshine for the remainder of the season, which frequently happens here in the Mid-Atlantic. As September arrived the weather turned cool, which is ideal for the finial ripening of fruit. This Meritage enjoyed those long, cool fall days, and developed outstanding color, intense aromas and rich flavors.