2006 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Franc "Windacre"
Winery: Merriam Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Windacre"
Wine Category: Cabernet Franc
Grape blend: 81% “Windacre” Merlot 13% Cabernet Sauvignon 95% Cabernet Franc & 5% Petite Verdot
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 125
KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: August 7, 2009
Wine Review: This very dark opaque purple colored wine opens with a spicy raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, ultra smooth, and very well balanced. The flavor profile is a delicious rich blueberry with a hint of spice. The finish is quite dry and its very noticeable tannins are quite persistent. This wine was very popular at this year’s Wine Bloggers Conference. It would pair perfectly with barbecue short ribs. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: A medium garnet red color, with a bouquet of violets, blueberry, strawberry and tobacco on the nose. On the palate, a note of bright acid with bakers chocolate, light spice, and vanilla giving way to a structured tannin, and a long finish with cassis and currant.
Organic status: not organic
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