Meritaggio is the brainchild of the Long Brothers. Wanting to fulfill his desire of producing a fine Meritage blend, David set out to find clones of the five classic Bordeaux varietals. On his travels, he came across Sangiovese, which stole the spotlight from any Malbec he had ever tasted. Bob had the brilliance to name the wine “Meritaggio” in honor of Sangiovese’s Italian heritage. We have continued the Merritaggo tradition ever since, always selecting the finest of our estate varietals for this special blend each year. This year the Meritaggio is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon from three different blocks, 18% Sangiovese, 7% Petite Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Slowly aged in 65% new French oak, the wine was bottled after multiple gentle rackings and 23 months of rest.