Pollak Meritage, Monticello 2016
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This wine continues our tradition of making a red blend based upon careful selection of barrels from each of the three varietals. We begin a blind tasting of different proportions of varietals in November after the individual wines have completed 12 months in barrel using 60% new French oak and 40% neutral barrels. Based on the selected mix, varietals are blended and barrel aged another 5 months. This final wine was then aged in the bottle another 12 months permitting the various components to come together for a nuanced flavor.
Produced in a Bordeaux style, this wine presents a full bodied, opulent feel in the mouth with silky tannins and sound acidity to frame blackcurrant, black cherry and leather flavors. This wine is impeccably balanced and leaves a mouthwatering finish. It is approachable now, but will gain complexity with additional aging in your cellar.
- Gold, Virginia Governors Cup
- Gold, San Diego International
- Gold, Berlin International
- 93 Points
- Gold, East Meets West Wine Competition