2013 Merriam Vineyards Pinot Noir "Three Sons"
Winery: Merriam Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Three Sons"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 68
KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: March 24, 2016
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merriam is very nice. It opens with a fragrant and attractive black plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a rich black plum with notes of black raspberry, black pepper and oak. I also detected hints of cola and minerality. The finish is dry and its fruit, spice and moderate tannins linger and last for quite a while. This Pinot is a big wine. It would pair well with a NY State strip steak. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Bright red hues, light floral aromas of lavender, rose petals and cherry. On the palate, a sense of a medium bodied pinot noir, dried fruit of cherry and sandalwood. Medium plus fruity tannins for long cellar aging. Three barrels produced.
Organic status: not organic
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