This wine is a display of how different varietals contribute to the harmony and balance of a Meritage blend. The Cabernets for structure and spice and the Merlot for fruit and mouthfeel. They all compliment each other.
Colour is a rich ruby tone. The sum of three varietals, this wine shows layered aromas of strawberry, blueberry and vanilla with undertones of tobacco leaf and wildflowers. The palate is medium bodied with soft tannins and a ripe fruit core, yet well structured. Flavours of blueberry and spice show up front followed by sweet floral and toasted barrel notes. Well balanced with a medium+ finish.
Availability: this wine is currently available exclusively through the Rockway Vineyards wine boutique.
Rockway Vineyards' 2013 Small Lot Meritage (VQA) has proudly won the following awards:
Silver Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition