2002 Meritage “American Tradition Reserve”
Vineyard Source: 70% Rodney’s Vineyard from Fess Parker Estate in Santa Ynez Valley, 20% Arrowhead Vineyard in Knight’s Valley, 5% Buttonwood Farms in Santa Ynez Valley & 5% Porter Estate in San Luis Obispo County.
Barrel Aging: 100% barrel aged in 1/3 new French Oak.
Alcohol: 14.2% alcohol by volume. , T.A.: 0.526g/ 100ml. p.H.: 3.92
Production: 662 cases, Suggested Retail: $30.00
The nose on this wine is dominated by black cherry, green olive and spice complemented by raspberry, toast and vanilla aromas. On the palate the wine is well integrated with flavors of cherry, raspberry, vanilla and oak. This well balanced wine exhibits nice depth of flavor, complexity and firm tannins which will enhance its aging potential.