Our last pick from Fall Creek Vineyards is their award winning Meritus Merlot/Cab blend. Personally I tend to like blended wines, and this wine will be a perfect pairing for those holiday prime rib roasts. This will also make a great hostess gift for any parties or dinners to which you are invited.
Tasting notes from the vineyard’s website:
“For the first time, Merlot steps into a place of prominence as 53% of the blend. This lends the wine a graceful and defined flavor profile reminiscent of dried rose petals, aged cedar, red plum and currant with a hint of Assam black tea. With such structure and capacity for ageing, the 2013 Meritus spent 20 months ageing in barrel and an additional year ageing in bottle before release. The outcome…a wine of finesse and charm.
This wine is perfect for a robust beef dish, such as ribeye steak, or with substantial, creamy cheeses, such as Brie or Gorgonzola.”
If you would like to purchase a bottle as a gift (for a loved one or for yourself), you may do so directly from their website here. If you need a gift-that-keeps-on-giving for the wine lover in your life, they also offer wine club memberships!
You can even visit the vineyard in person as it’s just a short drive outside of Austin in Driftwood. While you’re there you can also check out the original Salt Lick BBQ right across the street for some delicious brisket and a great atmosphere.
Life is better with good food, good wine and great design,