|2013 Meritage (Two Jakes) (Aspects)|
Our vineyard on a peninsula jutting into the southeastern corner of Clear Lake is the site of the most remarkable Merlot in the State of California, resembling more a classic Pomerol’s density, depth and masculine tannins, though imparting an unctuous feminine texture. The 2013 was harvested in early October in warm, fair weather which achieved early full ripeness.
|2008 Meritage (Diamond Ridge)|
As California’s largest Cabernet Sauvignon clonal library, The challenge for our flagship blend was to make an eloquent statement of place, a blend which captures the unique attributes and displays all the aspects of this special site.
The core of the blend was equal proportions of three Cabernet Sauvignon clones. Clone 4 is the most feminine and shows a sweet core of strawberry fruit. Clone 8 possesses a refined mid-palate weight and black cherry flavors. Clone 337 has the most tannic structure and adds cassis and plum characteristic of Pauillac.