The blending of five Bordeauxvarieties forms a distinct nose of dried cranberries, nutmeg and walnuts. This pleasing bouquet is enhanced by opulent, full mouth flavors of black cherry, red currant and cinnamon.
Our 2014 Meritage 202 is a full bodied red blend that pays homage to the century long
Bordeaux grape growing heritage of the Kunde Estate. The blending of five Bordeaux
varieties forms a distinct nose of dried cranberries, nutmeg and walnuts. This pleasing
bouquet is enhanced by opulent, full mouth flavors of black cherry, red currant and
Each grape variety was crushed and fermented separately, with week long cold soaks
prior to fermentation for color and flavor extraction. An additional two to three weeks
of cold soaking were allowed after pumpovers stopped to release any hidden flavors the
fruit had yet to express. All lots were barrel aged separately until the final blend was
crafted prior to bottling in August 2016.
“This season we chose to really focus on the luscious fruit from a plentiful but ripe
2014 harvest. Soft and silky tannins are pushed forward as a showcase to support the
dominant flesh of mixed berries of the vintage. In true Kunde fashion of putting our
best foot forward, we used Cabernet Sauvignon as a dominant player in order to share
the beautiful fruit from the 2014 vintage. Based on the highly integrated tannins,
consider this wine with a glazed pork chop, green beans and mashed potatoes.”