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2010 Meritage, Le Mariage

2010 Meritage, Le Mariage

We only make a Meritage wine in years when the harvests of the specific Bordeaux varieties that comprise the blend are of the very highest quality. If Bobby Vinton were to taste it, we’re betting he’d record a new song in its honor—“Red Velvet.”

$42.00 per Bottle
$504.00 per Case

Wine Profile:

Vintage 2010
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Composition
45% Cabernet Sauvigon
45% Merlot
5% Malbec
5% Petite Verdot
Appellation Mendocino
Sugar 25.7
Acid .53
PH 3.8
Barrel Aging
30 Months
100% French Oak
Alcohol % 14.2
Size 750 ml

Tasting Notes

The final blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a smidgeon of Malbec and Petit Verdot, which yield a darker color and spicy overtones. Laden with flavors of black cherries and dark fruits, the wine is robust, but smooth and decidedly elegant.

Store Pod

All Topel wines are lovingly handcrafted by Mark and Donnis, who employ minimalist techniques to transform simple grape juice into world-class wines that are robust, yet balanced and elegant — soulful wines that perfectly reflect the soil and climate of their origin.

“…These enviably pure cabernets are not burdened down with huge tannin and will not whack the taster over his head in terms of power or intensity. Rather, they are beautifully balanced and elegant…”
—Robert Parker, Jr.