Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Farm Meritage 2007 from Harwood Ridge, MD

Thanksgiving Farm wines are made exclusively from grapes grown in the vineyards at Thanksgiving Farm.Thanksgiving Farm is located 20 miles due east of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on a gentle ridge separating watersheds that drain to the West River and to thePatuxent River. The farm and winery are owned by Doug and Maureen Heimbuch, in Harwood Ridge, Maryland, in Southern Anne Arundel County.

It is a family owned and operated business dedicated to grape growing and wine making. Thanksgiving Farm is not open to the public. Occassional tours and tastings, are available by appointment only.

Thanksgiving Farm Meritage is their premium blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2007 blend favors the Merlot, so the wine is of a smoother, softer style. Merlot 64% Cabernet Franc 16% Petit Verdot 12% Cabernet Sauvignon 9%. It is a soft, dry red wine in the style of red Bordeaux. Lots of dark fruits, blackberry, plum, dark raspberry, a touch of prune. A hint of vanilla. Smooth. Very nice.

Bronze Medal - 2010 Grand Harvest Awards Wine Competition - Sonoma California
Silver Medal - 2009 Maryland Governor's Cup Wine Compepetition
Bronze Medal - 2009 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Production: 250 cases
List Price: $24.99

A beautiful bottle of wine.