A "meritage" blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc; it is your typical Bordeaux blend if you can describe anything as typical in Bordeaux. This one (NW) and I found on a recent wine hunt Boston and did we ever find a bargain. This young wine is purple with a black cherry/berry bouquet. In the mouth there is a little spice front palate and generic fruit but it is tight and needs to breathe.
There is nice fruit with a layer of cocoa or milk chocolate with fresher black cherries; palate is still tight but this is a value wine fro what we paid for it.
We saw a bin with this and another wine in it. This was marked $6.99 yet we knew this wine sells fro around $14. So we grabbed a bottle, opened it and tasted it. We went back the next day and bought up everything they had which was another half case. This is what wine hunting is all about. It's the "garage saleing" for the wine enthusiast and we hit a real find and raised a glass or three. Nice!