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Fifteen Meritage Red Blend

9.235 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.5

Wednesday night and trying to make it special - pulled one that I wanted to try some time - Dream team group involved with winemaking - grapes from all 15 AVA of Napa - only 600 + cases - 65% cab, 17% franc and merlot and petite Verdot - THIS is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lots of red and dark fruits blended well and less earthy than expected - tannins are soft - Taste is subtle yet big and bold - balanced yet structured and dry but appealing - tastes of blue and blackberries strawberries vanilla - smell the same but even better - great wine for a Wednesday - only decanted for 45 minutes - man this is good - 😃🍷❤️ - cheers @David A Lentine @Martin G Rivard @Jim Trobaugh @Ron R @R Bowers - ok I will calm down since just middle of week

Wednesday night and trying to make it special - pulled one that I wanted to try some time - Dream team group involved with winemaking - grapes from all 15 AVA of Napa - only 600 + cases - 65% cab, 17% franc and merlot and petite Verdot - THIS is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lots of red and dark fruits blended well and less earthy than expected - tannins are soft - Taste is subtle yet big and bold - balanced yet structured and dry but appealing - tastes of blue and blackberries strawberries vanilla - smell the same but even better - great wine for a Wednesday - only decanted for 45 minutes - man this is good - 😃🍷❤️ - cheers @David A Lentine @Martin G Rivard @Jim Trobaugh @Ron R @R Bowers - ok I will calm down since just middle of week

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2016
Jeremy Cope

Excellent complexity and balance of flavors. Long finish.

Excellent complexity and balance of flavors. Long finish.

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.5

This is Steve Reynolds

This is Steve Reynolds

Oct 7th, 2014
Mike Mayer

Wonderful nose of dark fruit, oak and cinnamon. Fantastic tastes of blueberries, blackberries, cassis, baking spices and oak. A bold wine with solid tannins that are still working to put on silk gloves. This is a blend of grapes from all 15 AVA's in Napa back in 2010. Probably has another decade or more in terms of optimal bottle life. Steve Reynold's at his best.

Wonderful nose of dark fruit, oak and cinnamon. Fantastic tastes of blueberries, blackberries, cassis, baking spices and oak. A bold wine with solid tannins that are still working to put on silk gloves. This is a blend of grapes from all 15 AVA's in Napa back in 2010. Probably has another decade or more in terms of optimal bottle life. Steve Reynold's at his best.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Mike Mayer

Dewberry cobbler on the nose. Great color in the glass. Pick any superlative descriptor you want. This is a fantastic wine with beautiful flavors of blue and black fruit with baking spices. Tannins are ultra sleek. The finish is very long with mouthwatering acidity that is just right. Nothing like a mid-week gem you have been sitting on for a few years. Way to go Steve Reynolds.

Dewberry cobbler on the nose. Great color in the glass. Pick any superlative descriptor you want. This is a fantastic wine with beautiful flavors of blue and black fruit with baking spices. Tannins are ultra sleek. The finish is very long with mouthwatering acidity that is just right. Nothing like a mid-week gem you have been sitting on for a few years. Way to go Steve Reynolds.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Gregory Knaps

2011. If you don't typically like big Napa Cab blends you might enjoy this vintage of Fifteen. Not Thirteen as showing per Delectable.

2011. If you don't typically like big Napa Cab blends you might enjoy this vintage of Fifteen. Not Thirteen as showing per Delectable.

Aug 15th, 2016
Joseph Rendon

Good wine that opened up quickly. Typical leather tobacco and black fruits. Slight eucalyptus and medium spice. Balance is this wine's most endearing quality. Would recommend it if you are trying to get new wine drinkers to recognize subtle complexities. One glaring negative, price.

Good wine that opened up quickly. Typical leather tobacco and black fruits. Slight eucalyptus and medium spice. Balance is this wine's most endearing quality. Would recommend it if you are trying to get new wine drinkers to recognize subtle complexities. One glaring negative, price.

Dec 25th, 2015
Josh Betz

Sneak preview at wine dinner with Steve from Reynolds Family Winery. Very good with a chocolate creme brûlée.

Sneak preview at wine dinner with Steve from Reynolds Family Winery. Very good with a chocolate creme brûlée.

Apr 22nd, 2014
Natalie Pierce

Heavy cab

Heavy cab

Dec 26th, 2013
Jen Parrish

Jen had this 2 years ago

Jen had this 2 years ago

Aug 27th, 2015