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Holding up well! (After a modest decant) A round & plush nose highlighted by both its structure as well as its comfy blanket of cranberry & notes of home. It's Virginia on the nose.
Soft on entry, the '07 Barren Ridge "Meritage" has "melted together" over the years and coats the palate with a soft, mature texture that's delightful as it presents, and silky as it walks away.
@barrenridgevineyards — 3 months ago
We did both the '07 and the '08, temperature and humidity-controlled storage since their releases. Was a Barren Ridge red night with some choice ribeyes. Yea. Buddy.
After a modest decant, this puppy comes to life. It's far more than just 'holding up'- it's in what I believe is its prime. Big, ripe, juicy and even a little bit tight. Blue & boysenberry highlight the nose which is silky and just a smidge reserved. To my nose; it's acting like a kid in his adolescence in that it's shy to show you what it can really do. On the PALATE- it's potential-realized. Vibrant and beautifully balanced, the '08 'Meritage' out-paces it's beautiful '07 predecessor. — 3 months ago
A fresh nose with bright currant that hints at a deeper character upon a reflection. The approach is jubilant and chewy with vibrant currant and stewed Cherry- but the most interesting part of the mid-palate is the juicy and gorgeously-balanced closure that truly performs and closes like s wine far above its price.
its a gem that will only grown in the glass and benefit from a leisurely decant.
#as all great wines do. — 8 months ago