*David Arthur Meritaggio
David Arthur Meritaggio Cabernet Sangiovese Napa Valley
Vintage 2006: [WE 91]
A dark ruby red color offers bright and lifted aromas of wild strawberry, baked figs and red cherries with hints of candy red licorice and bay laurel. Aromatics of oak spice, lightly toasted coffee beans, toffee bar and anise/fennel seeds express themselves seamlessly. The palate has smooth polished tannins with flavors of baked cherry, plum and pomegranate. The finish is clean and elegant with noted of candied plum and cherry.
What would a ‘Meritage’ be if it showcased the Italian varietal Sangiovese? Meritaggio, of course! This Super Tuscan influenced wine showcases its Italian/French heritage, yet it proudly expresses its Napa Valley upbringing. David planted one acre of this varietal after falling in love with its brightness and vibrancy. Accessible and food friendly, this wine blends the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc with the varietal that made the Chianti region of Italy famous. Order some Pappa al pomodoro and savor the pairing!