California: Meritage

Main grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and/or Cabernet Franc

What to expect: Dry. Medium to full bodied. Moderate to high tannin. Moderate to high acidity. Blackberry, plum, and cedar notes.

Pair with: Red meat, including beef, lamb, and game

Wine picks:

  • Lola Kay Red (~$23)
  • Beringer Knights Valley Meritage (~$32)
  • Decoy Red Wine Napa County (~$42)
  • The Hess Collection 19 Block Cuvée Mount Veeder (~$40)
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