Sunday, January 31, 2016

Pollak 2010 Meritage

Well, it is the last day of January and the snow is melting nicely.  It is also the last day of our snow vacation.  So that being said when Bob asked me what I would like for a wine this evening my reply was "something nice! " So up from the cellar came a 2010 Meritage from Pollak Vineyards in Greenwood Virginia. 

This 2010 Meritage  won a Bronze Metal at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The wine is a blend consisting of 41% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Franc and 18% Petit Verdot. It is a typical Virginia wine as the smokey flavor comes though as you sip.  Don't be put off by the smokiness, this wine is rich with flavors of cherry and currant and a slight hint of vanilla. It is a complex wine with very few tannins that complements the cheddar cheese and crackers we are having as an appetizer very nicely. I love a rich red wine that excites the pallet and soothes the soul on a cold winter night. This wine fits the bill.

At $35 dollars you may ask yourself if it is worth it. As I sit here writing, the wine is opening up showing me that it is worthy of  the price point. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.  

Happy Sipping!

-- Christina Doan, Elkridge, MD