AG Pick Under $20: Daglia Canyon 2005 Meritage

Daglia Canyon’s 2005 Meritage from Oakville in the Napa Valley is a blend of the five Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.  If you’re not familiar with Meritage click here to read my earlier article.

Daglia CanyonThe wine is deep garnet red in color.  The nose is a mix of red fruit and spice — notes of raspberry and cherry mingle with cinnamon and clove.

Flavors of ripe plum and raspberry fill your mouth with warm spice on the finish.  As the wine lingers in your glass the fruit flavors come forward more.  Soft tannins give the wine a silky feel in your mouth and make it very easy to drink.

Serve this wine with grilled meats, lamb, or duck.

The 2005 Daglia Canyon Meritage costs around $19.