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2005 Childress Vineyards Merlot "Reserve"

Childress Vineyards 2005 Merlot Reserve

Winery: Childress Vineyards

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 76% Merlot, 19% Syrah & 5% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: North Carolina

State or country: NC

Price: $25

Cases produced: 266

KWG Score: 87.1 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87.1)

Review date: July 31, 2008

Wine Review: Our tasting panel welcomed this Merlot from Childress to the recommended circle at our recent blind tasting. This bright ruby red blend of mostly Merlot opens with a mild raspberry bouquet with hints of earth and pepper. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is smooth, slightly acidic, with a spicy raspberry flavor profile. There are notes of dark chocolate and pepper as well. The finish is quite dry and subtle. The panel placed this wine with blackened meats. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Black cherries and cassis with shades of chocolate and coffee in this appropriately tannic, well made wine.

Organic status: not organic

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