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2017 Dry Creek Vineyard Red Blends or Varietals "The Mariner"

Dry Creek Vineyard 2017 The Mariner

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Mariner"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot & 5% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 6,687

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: January 8, 2021

Wine Review: This opaque and deep purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Dry Creek opens with a fragrant black currant and black raspberry bouquet with hints of cherry and raisin. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. It is also juicy and fruity. Those fruit flavors are black currant jelly, black licorice, black olive, spiced black plum and oak. I also detected hints of earthy minerality and a touch of cherry -cola mixed in towards the very end. The finish is dry and its robust dusty tannins build-up and stick around for a very long time. This big boy needs some time and air. In the near term decant it for an hour and serve it with a well-marbled ribeye. On day 2 is settles in very nicely. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: At first swirl, the wine displays aromas of black currant, black cherry and spiced plum. Several more minutes reveal hints of allspice, nutmeg, cocoa powder and dried flowers. The palate has dark berry flavors along with earthy complexity and savory notes. It finishes with notes of fine leather, dried herbs and toasty cedar. Good acidity will help this wine to age beautifully for years to come.

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