2011 Merriam Vineyards Dessert & Ice Wine "Late Harvest Cabernet Franc"
Winery: Merriam Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Late Harvest Cabernet Franc"
Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Bottle size: 375 ml
Region: Dry Creek Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 25
KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: February 15, 2013
Wine Review: This very opaque and dark purple colored dessert wine from Merriam opens with a very fragrant and ripe black raspberry bouquet with a hint of cedar and pipe tobacco. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a ripe black cherry pie with integrated notes of oak, plum, and black licorice. The finish is semi-sweet and lingers slightly. The panel thought this was an appealing dessert wine to serve with Manchego cheese. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Not Available
Organic status: not organic
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