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2012 Dry Creek Vineyard Merlot

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2012

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Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 80% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, & 2% Petit Verdot

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 31, 2015

Wine Review: This ruby colored Merlot from Dry Creek opens with a blueberry and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty plum and black cherry bouquet with hints of mild oak and faint gentle minerality. The finish is dry and its mild tannins stick around for a very long time. This Merlot would pair perfectly with Thereasa’s meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2012 vintage of Merlot speaks to the incredible growing season we experienced in the Dry Creek Valley. At first swirl, fragrant aromas of red cherry, sage and oregano fill the senses. Several more minutes reveal subtle nuances in the wine such as dried flowers, cardamom and wet stone. The palate is full of wonderful fruity complexity combining a mixture of red cherry, black cherry and red plum. The tannins are silky and smooth, with excellent structure and balance. This beautiful wine is easy to love with a lush, rounded quality that lingers on and demands another sip.

Organic status: not organic

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