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2013 Matanzas Creek Merlot "Sonoma County"

Winery: Matanzas Creek

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma County"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 98% Merlot & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 11,426

KWG Score: 91 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: September 4, 2017

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot from Matanzas Creek opens with a pleasant and inviting black raspberry and blueberry bouquet with hints of eucalyptus and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry and mineral blend with notes of plum. We also detected hints of toasty oak. The finish is dry and its dusty quiet tannins show very nice length for a Merlot. The Panel suggested pairing this crowd pleasing Merlot with a filet mignon or a grilled lamb chop. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Within the complex profile of our Sonoma County Merlot you will find a triumvirate of red, black and blue fruits. The nose opens to a medley of red cherry and raspberry, Satsuma plum and sage, with a hint of cocoa powder in the background. The palate is sleek and savory, framed by vibrant acidity and seamless tannins with notes of black slate and graphite that carry through to a lengthy yet elegant finish.

Organic status: not organic

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