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2009 Buena Vista Merlot "Carneros"

Buena Vista 2009 Carneros Merlot

Winery: Buena Vista

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Carneros"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 98% Merlot, 1% Syrah, & 1% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $19

Cases produced: 15,000

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 18, 2012

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot opens with a blackberry, red currant, and mild old oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, plush and juicy. The flavor profile is a rich blackberry with notes of spice, anise, plum and vanilla oak. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are a tad dusty and linger for a little while. This wine would pair well with winter comfort food. Shepherd's pie came to mind first. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Mouthwatering aromas of ripe plum and freshly-baked rhubarb pie are accented with light notes of cranberry and black pepper. On the palate, alluring flavors of cherry and allspice complement the wine's soft mouthfeel while well-integrated tannins lead to a long and spicy finish.

Organic status: not organic

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