Red Meritage

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Horse Play Meritage Wins the Night

Spring is in the air as we enjoyed red, Bordeaux-style blends at David's home this past weekend! The wine flowed and good time was had by all. Seems we like Bordeaux-style wines very much - we had to open a 6th bottle before the night was over to keep the juices flowing... Smiling

Here is the ranking from most loved to least:

  1. B - HorsePlay, Rollicking Red (Cab. Sauv. 44% / Merlot 39% / Syrah 17%), Sonoma, CA, 2005, $11 (Harris Teeter) WineFactSheet.pdf
  2. A - Daglia Canyon, Meritage (Cab. Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Malbec & Petit Verdot), Napa Valley (Oakville), 2005, $20 (Total Wine)
  3. D - Yellow Tail, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, Australia, 2007, $5 (Total Wine)
  4. C - Il Cuore, Rosso Classico (51% Syrah, 26% Zinfandel, 12% Sangiovese, 6% Carignane, 5% Merlot) Mendocino, Country, 2007, $13 (City Beverage)
  5. E - Robert Mondavi, Private Selection Meritage, 2006, $13 (Harris Teeter)

Date: April 2009


  • MAY 16: SangriaFest at Carrie's, featuring the Underground! Mix a pitcher of your favorite Sangria, bring the recipe and plan for a taste off competition in honor of warmer weather and a slightly delayed Cinco de Mayo celebration!
  • MAY ??: Wine Club at the Tregonings! We might drink Malbecs... more details to come... stay tuned!


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My favorite Meritages

A (Daglia Canyon) and B (Horse Play) were neck in neck for first. E (Mondavi) was drinkable, and C (Il Cuore) smelled really good, but D (Yellow Tail) was like wet dog mixed with horse piss.

my favorite Meritages

I liked them all but really liked B (HorePlay)a lot! I did not like C at all (Il Cuore).

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