Red Blend

2014 Meritage

In 1981, Lyeth Estate was founded in Sonoma County by Chip Lyeth. After having traveled through Bordeaux in the late 1970s, Chip came to believe what the Bordelais had known for centuries: that through blending, you could create a beautiful, distinctive wine, with unique characteristics often very different from the varietals from which it is created. To craft these wines, he brought on his close friend, Bill Arbios.

Retail $48.00

Tasting Notes

Appearance: 

A brilliant garnet in color.

Aroma: 

Robust with aromas of blackberries, and black cherries with subtle notes of succulent dark chocolate.

Palate: 

This wine coats the palate with opulent flavors of blackberry, black cherry and hints of dark chocolate that lead to a long, lingering finish.

Winemaking

Vintage Notes: 

Over 30 years later, we are still dedicated to Chip’s vision of making unique blends. In this spirit, Winemaker Bill Arbios has created this exciting blend of five Bordeaux varietals from carefully selected vineyards located in the most esteemed corners of Sonoma County. 

Tech Notes

  • Vintage: 2014
  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.84
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.3 g/L
  • Varietals:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Petit Verdot
    • Malbec
    • Carménère

Pairs Well With

Meats & Fish: 
BBQ Tri-Tip, Grilled Tuna, Chicken Bearnaise w/Mushroom
Cheese & Nuts: 
Blue Cheese, Camembert
Grains: 
Asiago & Sausage Pizza
Desserts: 
Chocolate Truffles