Hailing from Red Mountain's legendary Ciel du Cheval vineyard and produced by one of Washington's pioneers, Lot 204 2019 Red Mountain Meritage is a spectacular bordelaise-style blend of Merlot, Petite Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. On offer today is the the producer's blend (not Ciel du Cheval) with consistent low 90's scores for the past two vintages from Antonio Galloni and The Wine Spectator. With a mid-$50 price point at the winery, this dark, intense, meaty and muscular red is an outstanding value at $19/bottle.
Opaque and brooding in the glass yet very effusive and redolent with aromas of white flower, iron, plum, and meaty blueberry and blackberry with red rock and black pepper laced throughout. Supple on entry with plum and blackberry spreading out over robust, graphite-and red rock-laden tannins in a long, layered finish. Muscular and savory, this spectacular red blend is perfectly emblematic of Red Mountain AVA.
50% new French oak
43% Merlot, 38% Petite Verdot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon
48 cases available
Bottled June 24th, 2021