The Cuvee Heritage is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was highly rated and I looked forward to sipping it.
In the glass the wine is deep purple and it has a light, slightly woodsy nose. It is medium in body.
The wine is very smooth – in fact a bit too smooth for my taste. There are flavor notes of berries, spice and a smidge of vanilla. The rounded flavors and soft tannins left me feeling this wine was just an anonymous face in the crowd.
I like wine to tell me something, to make a statement about its grapes, terroir or the winemaker. I know I have to get my hearing tested, but I heard nothing. With “heritage” prominent in the wine’s name, I expected an interesting tale.
Green Dragon enjoyed the wine, so perhaps I wasn’t properly tuned in to the charms of the Cuvee Heritage. It’s satisfactory, but not special.
Rating: 2 of 5 Value: 2.5 of 5