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Meritage

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Meritage (2017)

VINTAGE
The 2017 vintage was a study on how much weather conditions can vary from year to year. The 2016 growing year was very hot and dry with very little precipitation. Winter before the 2017 growing season was cold but our vines survived without any damage. The 2017 growing season was cooler with ample precipitation all year long with plenty of sunshine. That made ... Full Description

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Meritage (2017)

VINTAGE
The 2017 vintage was a study on how much weather conditions can vary from year to year. The 2016 growing year was very hot and dry with very little precipitation. Winter before the 2017 growing season was cold but our vines survived without any damage. The 2017 growing season was cooler with ample precipitation all year long with plenty of sunshine. That made for a vintage with good production and plenty of time to develop complexity.

VINEYARD
The Meritage is a blend of vineyard sites on both Keuka and Seneca Lake. The shallow, shale-based soils on Keuka Lake adds minerality, acidity, and elegance while the deep honeoye silt loam soils on Seneca Lake are a few degrees warmer than Keuka providing riper fruit notes. During the aging process, better tasting barrels are put aside and all evenly aged for 18 months. The blend is comprised of 15 total barrels; 5 barrels of each variety. The barrels for this blend are new and 2nd fill French oak.

THE WINE
Youthful in its fruit clarity expressing layers of plum, blackberry, and violets edged with earth, white pepper, and a touch of smoke. Supple and posh, the mouthfeel is reminiscent of silk with a spicy bite.

FOOD PAIRING
Beef (Grilled or Roasted), Lamb (Roasted), Duck (Roasted), Cheese (Hard and/or Stinky), Eggplant (Grilled), Bell Peppers, Rosemary, Thyme.
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Meritage
Style:
Name:
Meritage
Vintage:
2017
Price:
$39.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
Acid:
7.0 g/L
Ph:
3.47
Residual Sugar:
0%
Alcohol:
13%
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4-5 bottles
5% off
6-11 bottles
10% off
12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

$39.99 / bottle

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Meritage

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Meritage (2017)

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Volume Discount
4-5 bottles
5% off
6-11 bottles
10% off
12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

$39.99 / bottle

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