2014 Mountain Lion Meritage
Varietal: 74.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.3% Merlot, 9.9% Malbec, 5.1% Petit Verdot
Aging: Stainless Steel Tanks
From time to time, the crossing of mountain lions at The Triple “R” Ranch & Winery is evidenced by prints visible after a hard rain. This near-decade-old red wine has the expected tertiary wood flavor profile that has helped to retain its structure and keep enticing the most sophisticated palate. In order to be given the classification of Meritage (a combination of the words Merit and Heritage), this wine must adhere to very strict guidelines of blending specific varieties in the Bordeaux tradition. Our 2014 Mountain Lion Meritage is a blend of Cabernet, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grapes with aromas of dark fruits, plum, anise, and mint. Subtle notes of rich vanilla bean and mocha on the mid-palate are followed by a long-lasting mouth-filled finish. Pair this wine with braised pork chops with cranberry sauce, pot roast with potatoes, or a cozy bowl of chili!