Pinnacle Meritage – Childress Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Barrel Select Pinnacle Heritage Ted Wine from Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina.

Meritage

Proprietor: Richard Childress

Winemaker: Mark Frizolowski

Non-vintage.

Yadkin Valley AVA

Barrel Select

Meritage rhymes with heritage, not garage.

Medium ruby in color with a light garnet rim.

Nose of blackberry, elderberry, black cherry, mocha, and leather.

Medium bodied delicately balanced with medium tannins.

Complex flavor profile of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, and cranberry. The finish lingers with tiered notes of cedar, baking spices, leather, and pipe tobacco.

13% ABV

$14.99 a bottle.

WineryEscapades score 89 points.

Childress Vineyards is known as the gateway to the Yadkin Valley.

1000 Childress Vineyards Rd. Lexington, N.C. 27295

Voted “a top 25 tasting room in America” by Wine Enthusiasts Magazine.

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