McCrorie Family Vineyard

Meritage
2009 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 190
Vintage

2009

McCrorie Family Vineyard

Meritage

Red Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

This is McCrorie Family Vineyard’s first Meritage. We are blending hillside Cabernet from Howell Mountain with Coombsville Cabernet, along with Caberent Franc, Merlot and Syrah. This wine will bring together the robustness of mountain grapes with the elegance of valley floor fruit.


Aging Process

18 months in french oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.7

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Massimo Monticelli

Winemaker, BURLY

Winemaker, Massimo Monticelli

My father, grandfather, and great grandfather were all winemakers. I learned from my father and grandfather at a young age. After graduate school I worked for 5 years at Silver Oak. I have been a consultant for the last 9 years.

Country born: United States

Education: BS chemistery and biology - UC Davis Irvine
Masters - Enology and vitaculture - UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Let grapes express their character... from the regions, soil, and climates in which they grow like good parents guide their children. We guide each wine carefully through adolesence, gently pushing it to its full potiental, helping it to discover its identy as it matures.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: We explored different areas of Coombsville, which is hopefully soon to be an appellation.
What was your inspiration for this offering? A new found love for for Cabernet out of the Coombsville area and a desire to produce a Meritage.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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John Anthony Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 15
McCrorie Family Vineyard 2009 Red Wine Napa Valley Meritage 15
Buoncristiani Family Winery 2008 Malbec Napa Valley Fratelli Fervor - Stagecoach Vineyard 14
Sequoia Grove Winery 2008 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley She Walks in Beauty 14
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