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2009 Joseph Carr Merlot "Napa Valley"

Joseph Carr 2009 Merlot

Winery: Joseph Carr

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 5% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $17

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: January 30, 2012

Wine Review: This red colored Merlot is one of the best value priced Merlots that I have covered in the last 6 months. This wine opens with a fragrant black cherry bouquet with a hint of green pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a blend of black cherry and plum with hints of red raspberry in the background. The finish is dry and its medium tannins linger nicely. This Merlot is very food friendly and would pair well with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Elegant, stylish, with depth and balance, this wine offers a bouquet of ripe plum, cassis, sage and subtle cedar. Its flavors are highlighted by wild berry, ripe cherry and a hint of olive and spice. Structurally sound, yet very approachable.

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