Michael Shaps Meritage 2015
The 2015 Meritage is a blend of 38% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 17% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. The majority of the fruit came from Rougemont vineyard in Keswick, VA and Carter's Mountain. The grapes are fermented with natural yeast in stainless steel tanks and then barrel aged in 65% new French oak individually and blended for a total of 20 months. We believe that the Bordeaux blends produce some of Virginia's best and most expressive wines. The 2015 Meritage blend is a reflection of what we strive for in both the grape growing and winemaking.