2012 Merriam Vineyards Merlot "Windacre Vineyard"
Winery: Merriam Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Windacre Vineyard"
Wine Category: Merlot
Grape blend: 90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
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
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