Meritage - Nine Points

DescriptionName: Nine Points Meritage
Color: Red
 Grape(s)No specifics were provided about this blend, but meritage implies a red Bordeaux-style blend of some combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
 AppellationSonoma County California
Maker: Nine Points Winery
Cost: $17.00
Comments: The 2005 Nine Points Cabernet was a private label bottling from Stag's Leap Cellars for Safeway and its various chains of grocery stores (Randall's, etc.). The source of the 2006 wines is uclear.

Food PairingsMeats & Seafood: Poached, grilled, fried, baked or roasted beef, lamb, game and game birds.
Sauce: Au jus, savory, tomato, mustard, peppercorn
Cheese: Soft or hard goat cheese, hard cow and sheep cheese
Other: Chocolate

Taste ProfileNotes: Nine Points is a pleasant, easy drinking, red Bordeaux-style meritage, with dark likeable fruity flavors soft tannins and a velvety finish.
 Quick Classification: Soft Red