2017 Happy Canyon Meritage
We heard a glass a day, keeps the doctor away...
Summer Somewhere Meritage is a deliciously medium-bodied Bordeaux-style red blend made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sourced from the long sunny day, drastically cooler evening Happy Canyon AVA in the Santa Ynez Valley. The term Meritage is used to describe a Bordeaux blend made with Bordeaux grape varieties originating from fruit grown outside of Bordeaux.
Our Meritage Red was designed to offer a smooth, savory and layered tapestry of complex flavors alongside a lush, round mid-palate. Balanced, dark berries and rich, oak flavors engage your senses without over-the-top tannins, so it can be enjoyed and approachable today until 5 years from now. Lush cherry and blackberries give way to earthier tones of subtle cigar box, chutney, pine tree and hints of mocha coffee.
Pairs well with everything except the kitchen sink and flaky white fish - we enjoy a bottle with pasta, chicken vesuvio or veal parmigiana.