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2006 Dry Creek Vineyard Merlot

Dry Creek Vineyard 2006 Merlot

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2006

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Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 87% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, & 5% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $19

Cases produced: 3,736

KWG Score: 88.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: January 2, 2010

Wine Review: This slightly opaque ruby colored merlot opens with a red faint red currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy going. The flavor profile is a tangy cherry with a hint of blackberry. The finish is dry and its noticeable dusty tannins stick around for quite a while. This wine would pair well with a juicy pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: At first glance, the color of this Merlot is striking for its ruby red hue and deep inky undertones. The aromas come forward with qualities of black cherry, cassis, and chocolate along with more subtle dried floral elements. On the palate, this wine is broad and supple with silky smooth richness and well integrated tannins. There is a sense of depth and concentration not often found in Merlot – a sure sign that there is a long life ahead for this delicious and very drinkable wine!

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