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Symmetry Meritage Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

9.143 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
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
Top Notes For
Adam Plotkin

Could be that it is just too young, in need of decanting (this was popped and poured at a group event), or likely both, but this is too big for my palate.

Could be that it is just too young, in need of decanting (this was popped and poured at a group event), or likely both, but this is too big for my palate.

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2014
Steve Somermeyer

Rich but still young - probably a couple of years too young.

Rich but still young - probably a couple of years too young.

Jun 6th, 2016
Scott Conroy

Not how I remember it. 2008 and 2009 were better, as I remember.

Not how I remember it. 2008 and 2009 were better, as I remember.

Apr 22nd, 2016
Dan White

Balanced blend. Oak prevalent on the nose and first sip, but dissipates quickly, as to not overpower the fruit. Very nice.

Balanced blend. Oak prevalent on the nose and first sip, but dissipates quickly, as to not overpower the fruit. Very nice.

Feb 26th, 2016
Scott Conroy

I know I poo poo'd this just a couple weeks ago, but this bottle was love at first sip. A great balance of oak and fruit, although I wouldn't mind slightly less oak. A long finish - 20 seconds and still going. Can't explain why this is such a different experience than just a few weeks ago.

I know I poo poo'd this just a couple weeks ago, but this bottle was love at first sip. A great balance of oak and fruit, although I wouldn't mind slightly less oak. A long finish - 20 seconds and still going. Can't explain why this is such a different experience than just a few weeks ago.

Jan 16th, 2016
Scott Conroy

Used to be a big fan. This was just ok. Not as good as it seemed back when we discovered it with the '08 vintage.

Used to be a big fan. This was just ok. Not as good as it seemed back when we discovered it with the '08 vintage.

Dec 19th, 2015
Kellie Dolan

Dark cherry and blueberry with hints of oak and pepper spice.

Dark cherry and blueberry with hints of oak and pepper spice.

Jan 1st, 2015
Patrick Dolan

Deep red rich cherry aroma and full body. Rich spices and fruit notes on palette. Excellent finish.

Deep red rich cherry aroma and full body. Rich spices and fruit notes on palette. Excellent finish.

Jan 1st, 2015
Casey Robertson

Smooth like a thick chocolate and some berries

Smooth like a thick chocolate and some berries

Dec 19th, 2014
Jeff Wheatley

Had this with a steak at Wolfgang's in NYC. It wasn't big enough to handle the steak but I still like it.

Had this with a steak at Wolfgang's in NYC. It wasn't big enough to handle the steak but I still like it.

Jun 3rd, 2014