Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Lux Meritage 2014, Illinois


My Rating 78 Points. 
Price $40.

Dark ruby in color with medium intensity and a light purplish rim.

Fruity on the nose with blueberries, plums, cherries, oak, cloves, red candy, metals and white papers.

Medium-bodied and unbalanced, with high acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, blueberries, plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, vanilla, oak, licorice, earth and peppercorn.

Medium finish with smooth tannins and cherries.

A Drinkable blend, but very basic and too acidic for the fruits and tannins. Better with food, though.

The winery is out of Chicago, but grapes are mostly from California.
This is their high end series going for $40 (I don’t know about that…)

13.9% alcohol by volume.


15 thoughts on “Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Lux Meritage 2014, Illinois

      1. Hey, my experience on Californian wine or lets say American wine is very little. Last month we’ve tasted a Beringer, Cab. Sauvignon from the Napa valley in our WSET course but there was little information given. Did you by chance taste anything else by them?

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      2. Michael — Beringer is a big name in California wines and their product line runs from $8.99 Cabernet to stuff that costs $1000.00 or more. It is hard to know what you tasted, but if you find stuff that costs $40 to $75 USD in a restaurant, it should be pretty good, and anything (red) vinted before 2012 should be okay.


  1. This wine is way too young to be drinking at the moment. It needs to sit until about 2018 to get any life about it. If you must drink it now, give it a couple hours of air in a decanter before serving. I will never be a $40.00 wine in my view but it will be a much better and classier wine in the years to come.


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