An intense, focused Bordeaux style Meritage with a lineage dating back to the original 1988 vintage. The aromas of big black berries and red currants, black plum, spices abound and carry onto the palate with a hint of oak. The well textured palate is rich and full and shows power, balance, and yet a hint of elegance that unfolds through multiple layers to a long, satisfying finish.
Each lot was punch cap fermented and finished in barrel where it was aged, unracked. The blend was then made into tank and left to rest and evolve for two months prior to an unfined bottling. Aged 39 months in French oak.
30 years after its 1988 vintage debut, winemaker Mitch Cosentino has continued his tradition of releasing this Meritage red only when it equals or surpasses the world’s greatest wines made from red Bordeaux varietals. This 2015 M. Coz adheres to this tradition and was bottled under his pureCru Napa Valley winery in extremely limited quantities from exceptional, hand selected lots. Prior to release, the 2013 Meritage received best of class and gold medal awards from some of America’s most prestigious wine competitions, including the 2017 San Francisco international wine competition it is ready to enjoy today and will continue to evolve in the bottle through 2030.