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2015 Merriam Vineyards Rose "Rose of Pinot Noir"

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rose of Pinot Noir"

Wine Category: Rose

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 255

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 13, 2017

Wine Review: This coral colored Rose made from Pinot Noir opens with a mild strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, nicely balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a mild maraschino cherry with hints of gentle minerality, tangerine and faint strawberry. The finish is dry and its flavors and well managed acidity linger and last for a while. This Rose stood up well with our spicy salmon topped salad at the Red Raven in Acton. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Light salmon in color with hints of rose petals on the nose. Strawberry shortcake with a blood orange glaze and just picked raspberries dance across your tongue with grapefruit on the finish. Our Dry Rose is a perfect pairing with pork tacos with mango salsa or your summer barbecues. Enjoy!

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Merriam 2015 Rose.

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