Two Golds At Tasters Guild

Both the 2007 Nikiara Meritage and Petit Sirah took gold at the 2013 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition. Below are the two wines that won and insight into how it was done.  To see full results please visit


Le Vigne 2007 Nikiara Meritage:

2007 was a beautiful and warm growing season. The Bordeaux varietals used to make the 2007 Nikiara were all harvested in perfect condition. The Cabernet Sauvignon showed a rich blackberry character right from the start. Cherry flavors dominated the Merlot and Malbec while the Petit Verdot added an excellent firm but rich tannin structure. Compliment that with the classic herbal grace of the Cabernet Franc and this wine has a balance that is outstanding from the aromas to the finish. 

Le Vigne 2009 Petite Sirah:

The beautiful growing season in 2009 gave us a spectacular Petite Sirah harvest.  This wine has classic, super deep garnet color and a perfect tannin structure all wrapped around rich, blackberry fruit flavors.  What a fun wine to make.  From the spice and dark current in the nose, to the long velvety finish this is a great Petite Sirah.  It seems like there is never enough Petite Sirah around.

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