Kingsford Manor Winery Napa Valley Reserve Meritage Red Wine 2009
2009 Kingsford Manor Reserve Meritage Napa Valley Red Wine
Our Napa Valley Red Meritage is a classic blend of traditional Bordeaux varietals. Spectacular rich fruits including Blueberry and Plum with Vanilla notes make this wine the perfect balance of elegant fruit and oak. It is drinking beautifully now or can be cellared for many years of future enjoyment.
By Jonathan H. Newman*
Kingsford Manor Napa Valley 2009 RESERVE Meritage Red wine
UNIT SIZE: 750.00 ml
VARIETAL: Bordeaux Blend
GRAPE: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: Napa Valley
The most recent offerings of Kingsford Manor Reserves have been uniformly well made and this is their finest offering to date. I first sampled this wine with their talented winemaker in September and again in November and he was very proud of the final product and believes 09 reds from their hillside vineyards will prove quite special over time.
A deep purple hue. Alluring aromas that gain with intensity and elegance in the glass including blackberry, plum and mocha. Full bodied, intense and bold with dark cherry, black raspberry, and blueberries with touches of dark chocolate, toasty oak and spice. A long finish that is clean and pleasant. This wine is drinking very nice now, and it certainly will be quite special with some bottle age and can be enjoyed for many more years. Pair with Delmonico steaks, lamb chops, roast beef, hearty veal dishes and barbequed meats.
2009 Kingsford Manor Reserve Meritage Napa Valley
Winemaker Notes: Brilliant deep shades of reds and purple present this wine. Aromas are rich with blackberry jam, molasses, brandied vanillin oak and a subtle dusty sense of terroir. Blackberry and raspberry flavors combine with dark mocha and toasted oak, while finishing with a fine texture. This is a structured yet approachable wine. Enjoy!
Appellation: Napa Valley
Variety/Blend: 66% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc
Oak Maturation: 22 months barrel maturation
T. Acidity: 6.5 g/L
Harvest dates: 10/6/2009-10/27/2009
Bottling date: 10/14/2011*
*Jonathan Newman was Wine Enthusiasts’ Man of the Year. He also was Chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, and received national recognition in Marvin Shanken’s Market Watch Magazine and many other international wine publications. He was also awarded the Guild of Sommeliers highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Newman's reviews have been published and quoted extensively online and in print. He travels extensively to many of the major wine growing regions and evaluates many of the wines we source from smaller and boutique wineries. We interact closely with him and the result is his rejection rate of over 96% of the wines evaluated.