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2011 Matanzas Creek Merlot "Sonoma County"

Matanzas Creek 2011 Sonoma County Merlot

Winery: Matanzas Creek

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma County"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 95% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot & 1% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: November 8, 2014

Wine Review: This dark ruby and slightly opaque Merlot from Matanzas Creek is a nice weekday Merlot to pair with comfort foods. It opens with a mild red and blue berry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, fruit forward and savory. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused red currant and red plum blend with hints of strawberry licorice and a touch of orange tea. The finish is dry and its mild tannins noticeably stick around for a little while. This food friendly Merlot would pair well with beef stew or shepherd’s pie. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color Deep ruby red Aroma and Flavors: Dried blueberries, dried cranberries, black plums and cassis notes. Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder comingling with hits of black cardamom. Salty black licorice, green peppercorns and roasted coffee beans. Mouthfeel: graphite, vibrant acidity, seamless tannins and a long finish

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