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2011 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Gloeckner-Turner"

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Gloeckner-Turner"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 215

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 3, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Rockpile is surprisingly elegant. Usually Rockpile wines are more robust. That said the 2011 vintage has aided in making this wine a smooth and easy drinking Cab that is showing very nicely right now. It opens with a fragrant black cherry and oak bouquet with hints of plum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry and plum blend with notes of nicely integrated mild minerality with a touch of oak and cola. The finish is dry and its fine tannins and fruit fade away nicely. This finesse Cab would pair well with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dark, rich purple hues with bright edges. Tight red berry fruit, dark bing cherry, light vanilla tunes, and a hint of floral violets. Rich round mouth feel, red cherries and semi sweet chocolate. Bright acid and firm young tannins with a long lingering finish. Drinks well now, but will pay dividends with patience. Enjoy!

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Merriam 2011 Gloeckner-Turner Cabernet Sauvignon.

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