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Red Rooster Winery Meritage 2006 Wine Review

Red Rooster Winery Meritage 2006

Red Rooster Winery Meritage 2006

Okanagan Valley V.Q.A. British Columbia, Canada

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Price: $24.99

Product #: 533208

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Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Red Rooster Winery

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Natalie's Score: 88/100

Red Rooster Winery is located above Okanagan Lake on the Naramata Bench, just north of Penticton. This area is known for its southwestern exposure and unique microclimate. And why a rooster? Because the winery's founders kept Rodiseland Reds in Switzerland; because roosters are good luck symbols in many cultures; and because roosters have a long association with wine (for example, the rooster is the symbol of the Chianti region of Italy). The grapes for the Meritage come from a variety of vineyards through the south Okanagan, including Malbec from the home vineyard. After primary fermentation was done in open top stainless steel tanks the wine was aged in a combination of American and French oak for 12 months. A rich, robust red with notes of ripe blackberries, cinnamon, vanilla and mocha. Smooth with a good finish and silky tannins.

Meritage food pairings: 2-4 year old cheddar, mild blue cheese, prime rib with Yorkshire pudding and gravy, beef tenderloin tip stew, prosciutto wrapped caribou tenderloin, wild game,.

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