Deep and concentrated in color mirroring the intense black fruit aromatics on the nose. The palate is delicate and smooth with flavors of blackberry, plum, and violet that are complemented by clove, and a hint of smoky vanilla.
Every time I taste the FJ Meritage with my friends, I’m completely astonished by the complexity, power and subtle elegance. It completely identifies with the personality of Rutherford. The fully concentrated aromas unlocks beautifully with dark berries, black fruits with touches of sagebrush and cedar; seamless mouthfeel of black cherry, cocoa and hints of tobacco.
Try it with: Grilled Snake River Farms American Wagyu Ribeye, Charred Cipollini Onions, Mascarpone Enriched Grits with Sauce Madeira
“Beefy aromatics, focused dark fruits, tobacco, and organic tones of sage and dried herbs imparts a brilliant foil.”