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2008 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Franc "Windacre"

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Windacre"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Franc & 5% Petit Verdot

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 160

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: February 17, 2013

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Franc opens with black cherry bouquet with a hint of cranberry and plum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, elegant and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild plum with hints of black pepper and cranberry. The finish is dry and its fine tannins make it very food friendly. I would pair this wine with a filet mignon at your favorite steak restaurant. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Great extraction, brilliant color with light purple hues on the edge. Floral expressions of violet, cranberry, spice, strawberry and warm berry pie. On the palate a hint of mulled blackberry and black raspberry, black berry sorbet and a hint of chocolate ice cream. Medium "elegant" tannins, youthful acidity with notes of vanilla, winter spices and cherry cola. Enjoy!!!

Organic status: not organic

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