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2019 Dry Creek Vineyard Red Blends or Varietals "Mariner"

Dry Creek Vineyard 2019 Mariner

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mariner"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 11% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot & 2% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 3,881

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: August 5, 2022

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored blend opens with a black currant and blackberry bouquet with hints of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is round, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a cherry and mulberry blend with notes of stony minerality and oolong tea. I also detected some hints of blackberry, loam, and dried herbs in the mix. The finish is dry, and its dusty tannins subtly fade away. This red blend did not last long. It paired well with homemade meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Mariner is a powerful, yet elegant Meritage made in the tradition of some of the world’s greatest Bordeaux blends. At first swirl, the wine displays aromas of black currant, black cherry, and blackberry. Several more minutes reveal hints of cardamom, white pepper, cumin, and dried herbs. The palate has dark berry flavors along with earthy complexity and savory tones. It finishes with notes of mocha, marzipan, fine leather, and black tea. Good acidity will help this wine to age beautifully for years to come.

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