Meritage: Just Another Way to Say I Love You

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Hahn Winery

Okay, well, clearly I’m kidding. But really, Meritage is a term used to describe red wine blends made from traditional Bordeaux grapes. So basically it’s a fancy way of saying “Red Blend.” But that’s cool, I dig red blends, a lot.  The wine in question is the 2006 Hahn Meritage from the Central Coast of California. At the Wine Blogger Conference last year, Wine Diver Girl acted as a dealer of Hahn Wine. She had a trunk full of samples and doled them out to wine bloggers who had responded to her offer of samples. I count myself among the lucky to get them.  The Hahn Meritage had a real cork closure, clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $13.  For $13, this is quite a nice little table wine.

On the nose I found blueberries, blackberries, vanilla cream, chocolate, slight red fruit, spice, and pepper.  Overall, the nose showed lots of yummy dark fruit.  In the mouth I got flavors of dark juicy berries, blackberries, cherries, plums, little sweet fruit/vanilla, red cherry, some raspberries, and chocolate.

Overally, I thought this wine represented a really great value. For $13, this is an easy drinking everyday red that would stand up well to food as it had nice acidity and structure.

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3 Responses

  1. Indeed and it gets better with a little time (1-3 years) OR decant it for about 20 minutes…it is one of my every day drinking wines. I work for Hahn Family Wines…I have LOTS to choose from, but this is definitely one of my Top 3 Favs!

  2. I actually just tried this wine last night. It went great with the garlic and olive oil pasta we paired with it.

    Great everyday wine!

  3. Thanks for sharing it Lisa!

    I thought so too Shana!

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