Reviewed on 2019-09-17
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Rating 94
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Vintage 2012
Appellation
New York
USA
ABV 12.2%
Price $25.00  Buy This Wine
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Drinking Outside the Lines, Pleasing A Crowd, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot

Wagner Vineyards Meritage 2012 Review

If you're not familiar with the word “Meritage” on a wine label it indicates a wine made in the Bordeaux style without saying, "Bordeaux in style” and angering the Bordelais. A “claret” is in that same vein. This wine is a Meritage and it deserves that title. It is medium to full bodied with nice dark fruit and good tannin structure that forms the framework, while good-medium acidity lifts the wine up while on the palate. Blackberries and cherries sprinkled with cracked black pepper and some fresh earth cover the palate. Grab this bottle and see what New York wine can do.

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POINTS
Wagner Vineyards Meritage 2012
If you're not familiar with the word “Meritage” on a wine label it indicates a wine made in the Bordeaux style without saying, "Bordeaux in style” and angering the Bordelais. A “claret” is in that same vein. This wine is a Meritage and it deserves that title. It is medium to full bodied with nice dark fruit and good tannin structure that forms the framework, while good-medium acidity lifts the wine up while on the palate. Blackberries and cherries sprinkled with cracked black pepper and some fresh earth cover the palate. Grab this bottle and see what New York wine can do.

Reviewed On: 09-17-2019
94
POINTS
Wagner Vineyards Meritage 2012
If you're not familiar with the word “Meritage” on a wine label it indicates a wine made in the Bordeaux style without saying, "Bordeaux in style” and angering the Bordelais. A “claret” is in that same vein. This wine is a Meritage and it deserves that title. It is medium to full bodied with nice dark fruit and good tannin structure that forms the framework, while good-medium acidity lifts the wine up while on the palate. Blackberries and cherries sprinkled with cracked black pepper and some fresh earth cover the palate. Grab this bottle and see what New York wine can do.

Reviewed On: 09-17-2019