2016 Wish Vineyards Malibu Coast California Meritage
This is a beguiling, full-bodied wine that evolves in the glass over the course of a meal.
Country: United States
Brand: Wish Vineyards
Item #: 47509
About This Wine:
But an ultra-premium wine such as the 2016 Meritage from WiSH Vineyards also can change in the glass over the time it takes to enjoy a good meal. In this case, it’s because the proprietary blend of red varieties is multi-layered — or, as winemaker Kirby Anderson likes to say, “It has a lot goin’ on.”
It begins with the aromatics (a.k.a. the nose), which offer a blast of boysenberry, a hint of smoke and a kiss of vanilla bean. Give the wine a swirl, and sweet cherry and baking spice notes emerge. Once in the mouth, the wine is described by Anderson as “enticingly juicy with ripe fruit flavors.”
Full-bodied and built to age, the WiSH Meritage finishes long and bright, inviting another sip. But be aware: That sip may taste little like the previous one, which only adds to this cuvee’s allure.