2011 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Windacre Vineyard"
Winery: Merriam Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Windacre Vineyard"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 347
KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: October 21, 2015
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Merriam is very good for the 2011 vintage. It opens with a fragrant and inviting boysenberry and cherry-vanilla bouquet with a hint of pomegranate. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a very ripe blueberry, red raspberry, and black-cherry blend with nicely integrated oak and a touch of cola in the background. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors are nicely prolonged along with some well-managed mild dusty tannins. This fruit bomb Cab does very well compared too many from this vintage. Its jammy style will appeal too many around the fireplace this winter with some smoked Gouda and stone wheat crackers. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Not Available
Organic status: not organic
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