Kirkland Signature Series Rutherford Napa Valley Meritage 2014, California 

My Rating 88 Points.   

Price $15. 

 

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, vanilla, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, smoke, chocolates, green vegetables and herbs.

Medium bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, vanilla, licorice, earth, red currants, coffee, oak, tobacco, cola, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Nice finish with soft tannins and raspberries.

A nice Bordeaux blend from California. Soft with a smooth mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with interesting acidity.

Good by itself or with food. Better after 20 minutes of airtime, but good right out of the bottle. It became tart after a couple of hours, so drink it quickly…

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

I had it a year ago, and it is better now with nicer complexity. Could be nice in the next few years.

A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 7% Petite Verdot, 5% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

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