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2014 Meeker Merlot "Winemakers' Handprint"

Meeker 2014 Winemakers Handprint Merlot

Winery: Meeker

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Winemakers' Handprint"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 93% Merlot, 6% Syrah & 1% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 2,082

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 28, 2018

Wine Review: This slightly cloudy and dark red colored Merlot from Meeker comes in a cool bottle with a painted handprint on it. It opens with plum and cherry liquor like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tart red plum and mineral blend with hints of red raspberry and oak. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins show nice length. I would pair this Merlot with a tangy pulled pork barbecue platter. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This 2014 Winemaker's Handprint Merlot is a classic. Dark fruit like currants and cherries marry on the nose with hints of toffee and caramel. The wine explodes on your palate with more cherries, and hints of the best strawberry rhubarb pie you’ve ever had. There's no shortage of subtle, toasty oak and big, powerful tannins throughout the palate and finish of this wine.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Meeker 2014 Winemakers Handprint Merlot.

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