A Meritage (pronounced like “heritage”) is a blend of two or more of the traditional “noble” Bordeaux varietals, with no one varietal making up more than 90% of the blend. FiveWise is characterized by intense aromas of lush black fruit mingled with spice, caramel and a warm earthiness. It is a full-bodied, rich and structured wine with a long, silky finish — a perfect wine with which to chill and grill.
Each varietal in our FiveWise Meritage Blend brings a compelling characteristic to the finished wine. Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure, rich tannins and power. Merlot contributes lively fruit and a supple texture. Petit Verdot brings intense color and robust flavors. Malbec adds a subtle spiciness and good acidity. And Cabernet Franc brings soft round tannins and notes of dried herbs.