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2012 Merriam Vineyards Merlot "Windacre Vineyard"

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Windacre Vineyard"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 400

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 11, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Merlot from Merriam opens with a pleasant black raspberry and black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very approachable. The flavor profile is a bright black plum with notes of mild minerality, black raspberry and blueberry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins and fruit are nicely prolonged. I would suggest pairing this Merlot with Kobe sliders. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 13th vintage of Merriam Vineyards Merlot. 2012 brings a deep dark purple hue. As always, this vineyard shows great notes of raspberry, dark dried cherry with notes of vanilla. A thick viscous mouth feel with flavors of cherry and cassis. Medium acidity, light tannins still young and "will age well." Enjoy!

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Merriam 2012 Windacre Merlot.

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