2018 Beauregard Estate Meritage
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
This unspecified blend of esate-grown Bordeaux varietals sees organic farming, native yeast fermentation and aging in 33% new French oak. A true mountain Bordeaux-style blend, it weighs in at a balanced 14.0% alcohol. Aromatically, it is ripe, yet balanced, showing notes of red and black currants, black plum, black cherry, leather, cedar, wet rocks, sandalwood and fresh vanilla bean. The palate is full bodied and multi-layered with a perfect harmony between ripe fruit, oak and earth, and plenty of tannin and acid on the finish. This wine is still in its youth and will be best if left to rest for 2-3 years before drinking, although those of you who enjoy ripe and primary fruit will be blown away. Enjoy it with a nice rib eye!!