Red Rooster Winery Meritage 2006 Wine Review

Red Rooster Winery Meritage 2006
Okanagan Valley V.Q.A. British Columbia, Canada
Community Score: 4.4/5
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Product #: 533208
Wine Type: Red Wine

Price: $24.99
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: Now
Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Red Rooster Winery
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March 5, February 26, September 11 and July 26.


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,.

This Red Rooster Winery Meritage 2006 was reviewed December 4, 2008 by

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