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  • Do check out other offerings from my loving and loveable press which reveals what can happen from poets who make instead of simply inherit language hence, the press itself is named after "meritage," a word created to describe the Bordeaux-style of wine-making that uses California-grown grapes.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Reflecting how poets make instead of inherit language, the press is named after "meritage," a word created to describe the Bordeaux-style of wine-making that uses California-grown grapes.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • "meritage" catetory that seem more like a way to use up extra lots of lesser reds than anything else.

    WTN: Comtesse Therese 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Cabernet Franc (North Fork)

  • Damiani offers several versions of merlot and pinot, as well as a cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, a meritage, and even asyrah.

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  • Now, the pair has released its own would-be cult wine, a meritage blend called Tetra that draws cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot grapes from four Napa vineyards.

    California cult-wine makers pursue label of exclusivity

  • This is the group, and the Sannino's bottling either our merlot or our meritage-style blend.

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  • I bought a case of the Ravines 2005 meritage when it came out.

    Ravines Wine Cellars and My Riesling of the Moment

  • If you like a meritage, check out Super Tuscans, which are often blended with Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and other Bordeaux-style grapes (like a meritage).

    Ari Bendersky: Salute! Raise a Glass to Italian Wines

  • A master winemaker can create a good meritage by blending select grapes, but beware straight bottlings of cabernet sauvignon or merlot.

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  • The Vineyard 48 2005 Vignetta ($32) is a meritage-style blend made with 44% cabernet franc, 32% merlot and 24% cabernet sauvignon and is a lightly opaque, medium crimson in the glass.

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  • The Lexicographer's Rules: 'A decade or two ago, the Meritage Association of Napa valley created the “Meritage�?name so that they could label what are blended table wines as something other than, well, “table wine.�?

    'The conventional wisdom about wines says that blended wines — those made from more than one kind of grape, like table wines — tend to be inferior, or at the very least too variable to be counted on from bottle to bottle, from case to case, or from year to year.

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    'To be a meritage wine, there are specifications as to the types of grapes that must be included (at least two of the grapes used in red wine from Bordeaux), and a vintner must be admitted officially as a member to use the name, which is jealously guarded.'

    January 29, 2009