2005 Meritage, Napa Valley, Trio Vineyard

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Overview

Extended bottle aged

Great wines don’t just happen. They are the result of lifetimes of experience and passion. Will Nord and his family have been growing grapes in Napa Valley for thirty years. The Trio Vineyard, a field blend of five Bordeaux varietals, is at the cutting edge of modern viticultural practices.


To this we add our four decades of winemaking talent, education and experimentation. Our friends say its a Napa wine made by a Sonoma Winemaker. This means the wine is more elegant, more reserved, compared to the more tannic, more aggressive Napa counterparts. The blend also has a lot of Cabernet Franc, which give the taste exceptional
lift, like 72% cocoa chocolate.

Technical Data

59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 2% Malbec

Alcohol 14.8%; R.S. 0.0%

Barrel aged 40 months in artisan coopered 3 year air dried barrels, 80% French 20% American; Velcorin Free. No active Sulfite, low histamine. Bottled 400 cases.

2005 Meritage, Napa Valley, Trio Vineyard