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2003 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Block 21"

Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Block 21"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 95% "Block 21" Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% "Windacre" Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 565

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: December 10, 2006

Wine Review: This very dark red wine has a mild fruit based bouquet. On the palate, the wine is nicely balanced and round. It has good fruit flavors and is dry. These flavors continue to go on and on during the finish as the wine dries out your mouth. I envisioned this tasty wine with a hearty beef stew this winter. Yum, Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep, dark and ruby in color with bing cherry, eucalyptus, strawberry and cedar in the nose. Flavors of red berries, black cherry, and bittersweet chocolate with a medium body. Abundant mouthfeel with no hard edges–bright acid, tannins with a slight toast of oak. A lasting finish of cassis, cedar, and tobacco. Drink now, but will age gracefully for 5-8 years.

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