Similar to the 2010, the 2011 Meritage is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Both varieties are grown side-by-side in the same vineyard in El Dorado County and farmed by our good friend Peter Goedeck. Initially the grapes were vinified separately, then blended together to age in concrete tanks and knit together the structure. After a nice compliment of French oak, the wine expresses aromas and flavors of cedar, strawberry, black cherry and coffee. Certainly one of the standouts among the Andis Wines collection, it will continue to improve over the next 5-10 years.