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2016 Cannonball Merlot "Eleven"

Cannonball 2016 Eleven Merlot

Winery: Cannonball

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Eleven"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 94% Merlot & 6% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 1,416

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 5, 2019

Wine Review: This dark red colored Merlot from Cannonball was one of our top finishers in a recent blind tasting. It opens with a black cherry bouquet with hints of red currant. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and balanced. The flavor profile is a tasty blend of red cherry and strawberry with notes of minerality. We also detected hints of cedar and dark chocolate mixed in. The finish is dry and its moderate sticky tannins show very nice length. The Panel suggested pairing this Merlot with braised short ribs. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Voluptuous and impressively structured with black cherry, red currant, and raspberry fruit. This wine shows lovely notes of cracked pepper, clove spice, and classic dried Herbs de Provence, an interplay that showcases the range of this singular varietal.

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