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2016 Matanzas Creek Merlot "Alexander Valley"

Matanzas Creek 2016 Alexander Valley Merlot

Winery: Matanzas Creek

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Alexander Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: February 2, 2021

Wine Review: This medium ruby colored Merlot opens with a blueberry, wild cherry and oak bouquet with hints of dried herbs and lavender. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well-balanced, polished, elegant and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a tasty red plum and gentle oak blend with notes of cherry and hints of minerality and black pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins drift away nicely. The Panel would pair this Merlot with veal medallions with mushroom-wine sauce or a Tennessee meatloaf (blend of beef, pork & veal) Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Color: Medium ruby
Aromas/Flavors: Smoky bacon, toasted hazelnut, dried strawberries, fresh red cherries, coffee and bay leaf.
Palate: Smooth mouthfeel with enticing red fruit flavors with fine grain approachable tannin, savory bacon notes with a whisper of rubbed sage.

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