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2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Merlot

2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Merlot

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 78% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 2%, Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $26

Cases produced: 1,033

KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 16, 2017

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Merlot from Dry Creek opens with a blackberry bouquet with hints of black raspberry with a touch of herbs. On the palate, this wine is slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a mineral infused plum with notes of oak and dark coffee. The finish is different from your typical Merlot in that it is bone dry and its substantial dusty tannins build up and are extended for quite a while. The Panel suggested pairing this big Merlot with a grilled New York strip steak. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2014 vintage displays lively spices and ripe berry nuances. Aromas of red cherry, dried flowers and bay leaf fill the senses. The palate is full of wonderful fruity complexity, combining a mixture of raspberry, black cherry and red cherry. Undertones of toasty notes and dark chocolate come forward, with silky and smooth tannins. This beautiful wine has excellent structure and balance with a lush and rounded quality that lingers sip after sip. Aging potential: 6-8 years.

Organic status: not organic

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