Tag Archives: Merlot

Why Wine Serving Temperatures Matter
By Maggie Harnett, Tasting Room Manager

A hot bowl of soup can warm your soul on a brisk night, and there’s nothing more refreshing than an ice cold drink in summertime. Though we don’t always stop and think about it, temperature plays in a big role … Continue reading

Posted in chardonnay, serving wine, Wine Tasting, Wine Tips | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wine Profile: Elms Meritage

What It Is: A blend of 55% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec
Description: Dry, medium bodied Bordeaux-style red
Flavor Profile: Rich aromas of berry and subtle hints of smoke in the finish

Our Elms Meritage is made with plenty of care. First we’ll tell you how to say it…then, how to savor it!

Meritage rhymes with “heritage,” and is actually a combination of the words “merit” and “heritage.” The name alone tells you that this wine is anything but ordinary. Meritage is used exclusively to describe quality, blended, Bordeaux-style wines that are produced right here in the motherland, and not in France.

Posted in Wine Making, Wine Profile | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Announcement! 2007 Elms Meritage Release

Since its release last August, we’ve sipped and savored our way through Greenvale’s 2006 Elms Meritage, so it’s finally time to uncork our stash of the 2007 vintage. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a Bordeaux-style wine made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes.

Posted in Greenvale News, Wine release | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pressing our Merlot

In our last post we showed you how we use the basket press to process small batches of fermented grapes. This week we want to show you how we use the big press. The purpose of the press is to … Continue reading

Posted in Wine Making | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New Release! 2006 Meritage

Here’s some good news for all the wine and chocolate lovers out there: Our stock of Meritage has been replenished with the release of our 2006 Elms Meritage (rhymes with “heritage”). If you’re not familiar with this variety, it’s a Bordeaux-style wine made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes. Barrel aged, our Meritage is a medium-bodied, dry red with wonderful aromas of berry and subtle hints of smoke in the finish.

We think Meritage is

Posted in Wine release | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment