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2016 Merriam Vineyards Pinot Noir "Cuvee"

Merriam 2016 Cuvee Pinot Noir

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cuvee"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $34

Cases produced: 200

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 13, 2019

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Merriam opens with a pomegranate and Dr. Pepper bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and round. The flavor profile, like the nose features Dr. Pepper along with a little black raspberry and oak and a hint of black pepper. The finish is dry and its mild tannins and flavors subtly drift away. Because of its round edges this Pinot is food friendly. I would pair it a wild mushroom risotto. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Classic color, bright light purple with garnet at the edge. Brilliant aromas of cherry, violet, and spice. Dark cherry, vanilla and white mushrooms. Bright acidity, and long creaminess on the finish. Our Pinot Noir is a classic Russian River profile wine.

Organic status: not organic

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