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2005 Merriam Vineyards Red Blends or Varietals "Miktos"

Merriam 2005 Miktos

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Miktos"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, & 2% Petite Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 287

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: February 11, 2009

Wine Review: Last year we thought this wine might be one of Peter Merriam’s best wines yet. It certainly had the potential to be. So at this year's Boston Wine Expo, we retried it. It opens with an attractive cherry vanilla bouquet. On the palate, this wine is very very smooth, well balanced, and elegant with very tasty cherry vanilla flavors. The dryness present last year has dissipated. The tannins still dry, well managed, and very nicely prolonged. As I predicted, this wine had turned into a winner. We agreed this wine would pair perfectly with a steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our wines are known for their deep, dark, garnet color. Black raspberries, dried currant, ripe cherries and tobacco notes with a cherry drop in the middle. Finish is medium dry with light tannins. Long finish of mint, plum, eucalyptus and cedar cigar.

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