Kirkland Napa Valley Meritage

Napa Meritage Red Good Value

Kirkland Meritage Napa

Staff Wine Review –

Good Booze. Smooth with berries.

Meritage wines sometimes show off the best of the French Bordeaux grapes. This one is not a huge wine, but it does show good berries and is pretty smooth after some time open or aerated. Decent price and a worthy pour. Enjoy within an hour or so of opening because the fruit isn’t going to linger on and on.

The Facts

Kirkland Napa Valley Meritage

Price Paid – $13.99

Date Reviewed – 10/15/17

Where Purchased – Costco SF Bay Area

Varietal or Type – Meritage Red Wine (54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc

Vintage Year – 2014

Appellation – Napa Valley, California

Winery/Brand – Kirkland/DC Flynt MW Selections

Bottle Size – 750 ML

Alcohol – 14.9%

Cork? – Composition

Pour it and taste – Slight tar and berry aroma. Blackberries, modest tannins.

Aerator – Tar vanishes. Berry aroma. A mouth full of berries. Bit of oak. Soft tannins smooth finish.

Decanter – Tiny Tar nose without berry. Berry flavors, smooth and no tannins.

Overall – Decent modest, Bordeaux blend. Works best with the aerator and maybe the decanter. Drink within a year or so, and do not plan on lingering over this one for hours at the table.

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