Demure but still approachable

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Brand NameHahn Winery
Wine NameMeritage
Vintage (Year)2010
AVACentral Coast
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %14.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

I taste dark cherries, a touch of leather and tobacco and a whiff of smoke.  Tobacco in the nose and a finish that rounds out with a little bit of coffee, just a little bit.  The breakdown for this wine is 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot.  What is interesting is normally if you get about 6% Petit Verdot, the wine gets/inherits a sultry smokyness, but this wine doesn't have it like that.   The flavor dropoff is pretty quick as well.    The thing is that as this wine ages, it should turn into another beast entirely.


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