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Meritage North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

8.8211 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
John-Louis Kronfeld

Bell pepper, black currant and olive. On the palate it showcases menthol black fruit and medium body fruit and soft gental acidity.

Bell pepper, black currant and olive. On the palate it showcases menthol black fruit and medium body fruit and soft gental acidity.

4 people found it helpfulMar 27th, 2014
Skip Kelly

Wonderful bouquet.

Wonderful bouquet.

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2013
Joe Cox

Production Assistant, Wine Writer

8.6

Great for BBQ pairing

Great for BBQ pairing

Jun 7th, 2017
Matt Young

This wine is always solid, especially when it's on sale

This wine is always solid, especially when it's on sale

Oct 22nd, 2013
Matt Young

Nothing that'll blow you away but good easy drinking wine with nice flavor. Good price point.

Nothing that'll blow you away but good easy drinking wine with nice flavor. Good price point.

Jun 2nd, 2013
Rufus King

Rich, dark fruit Cabernet Sauvignon, but with menthol overtones at Roberto’s in Ogunquit

Rich, dark fruit Cabernet Sauvignon, but with menthol overtones at Roberto’s in Ogunquit

Jul 25th, 2018
Ryan Vento

Many years ago my wife & I stumbled across a restaurant in the Texas Hill Country that served this wine. We both fell in love with it because it encapsulated many of the nuances that we enjoyed: ripe berries, baking spices, and savory earth. Our palates have evolved since then but we still have a special place in ours hearts for this selection. It’s caused us to search intentionally for it, and we have had a hard time tracking it down in stores over the years following our discovery but managed to find a few here and there. Unfortunately this bottle was corked and had to be dumped, but we have another stashed away so we’ll see how it is. We’re definitely past its prime but who knows, maybe we’ll be surprised.

Many years ago my wife & I stumbled across a restaurant in the Texas Hill Country that served this wine. We both fell in love with it because it encapsulated many of the nuances that we enjoyed: ripe berries, baking spices, and savory earth. Our palates have evolved since then but we still have a special place in ours hearts for this selection. It’s caused us to search intentionally for it, and we have had a hard time tracking it down in stores over the years following our discovery but managed to find a few here and there. Unfortunately this bottle was corked and had to be dumped, but we have another stashed away so we’ll see how it is. We’re definitely past its prime but who knows, maybe we’ll be surprised.

Apr 3rd, 2018
Elliott Skorupa

Citrus top note, light bodied, nothing special.

Citrus top note, light bodied, nothing special.

Jan 18th, 2018
Sandy Barks

We absolutely loved this wine. Had it with Phil, Taylor, and Ben. Great bouquet. Clean finish. No bitterness

We absolutely loved this wine. Had it with Phil, Taylor, and Ben. Great bouquet. Clean finish. No bitterness

Nov 27th, 2017
Kelly C

Picked this one up because i love the thought that went into the lable and was hopeful this would transition to the wine itself... saddly this wine left me wanting.
Almost seemed watered down. Not much on the nose, very bland flavors and a tinge of tannins at the end.
Easy to drink... its like the coors of wine, but wouldnt recommend to anyone looking for a rich flavorful wine.
I still love the lable though

Picked this one up because i love the thought that went into the lable and was hopeful this would transition to the wine itself... saddly this wine left me wanting.
Almost seemed watered down. Not much on the nose, very bland flavors and a tinge of tannins at the end.
Easy to drink... its like the coors of wine, but wouldnt recommend to anyone looking for a rich flavorful wine.
I still love the lable though

Oct 29th, 2017