2002 DRX Meritage
$100.00

Our Flagship Meritage
3 1/2 years in the barrel, 3 years in the bottle

Initial blending was done as the wines developed in 2 and 3 year air dried French oak barrels from small artisanal coopers. After two years in the barrel in the caves, the best tasting 28 barrels (marked with an “X” by the winemakers) were selected from the hundreds of barrels of the five Bordeaux varietals. After blending by taste, the blend was returned to select barrels for 18 months of aging. DRX was bottle aged for an additional three years before it was released. North Coast.

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Blend

Cabernet 57%, Merlot 20%, Malbec 12%, Cab. Franc 7%, Petit Verdot 4%

Stats

Alcohol: 14%, Residual Sugar: 0.0%

Elevage

This wine is the state of our art and our passion. 42 months in 75% French oak and 25% American oak barrels, 35% new. Bottled Sept. 11, 2006. We produced 670 cases.