Just opened a 2005 Estancia Reserve Paso Robles Meritage. This is a truly excellent wine. It blends 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, and 3% Malbec. The nose is full. The texture rich. The overtones are just magnificent, berries galore, even chocolate with a nice long fruit finish. I love the balance and medium fullness of the texture and structure. The Paso Robles area in California exhibits extremes in temperature that help create very distinctive wines. This wine proves the point. I suggest you get hold of this as soon as possible. Enjoy it.
Have any of you indulged in a good Estancia Meritage wine or any other Meritage? I am sitting at my computer now and dreaming of later today when I will imbibe a rich glass of this Meritage 2005.