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2013 Burgess Cellars Merlot "Triere Vineyard"

Winery: Burgess Cellars

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Triere Vineyard"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $36

Cases produced: 1,640

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 12, 2017

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Merlot from Napa Valley opens with a black raspberry and licorice bouquet with a hint of musty oak and black pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty oak influenced mild black cherry with notes of black pepper and minerality with a hint of strawberry. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins linger and last for a while. The Panel suggested pairing this Merlot with a bacon and Swiss burger with sautéed mushrooms or braised short ribs. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Dark, ruby red in color with gorgeous aromas of cherry, lavender, rose, blackberry, plum, and sasparilla. The generous flavors are juicy, dense, and persistent with a core of cherry, plum, chocolate-covered strawberry, and notes of baking spices.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Burgess 2013 Merlot.

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