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2018 Matanzas Creek Merlot "Alexander Valley"

Matanzas Creek 2018 Alexander Valley Merlot

Winery: Matanzas Creek

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Alexander Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: September 1, 2021

Wine Review: This deep maroon colored Merlot from Matanzas Creek is very good. It opens with a black cherry bouquet with hints of Canada mints. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, round, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a cherry and juicy black plum blend with notes of cedar and bergamot. I also detected hints of minerality, clove, and strawberry licorice. The finish is dry, and its dusty tannins linger and last for a very long time. I would pair this Merlot with beef tenderloin lollipops. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Medium purple
Aromas/Flavors: High intensity aromatics. Satsuma citrus, boysenberries, and blackberry tart.
Palate: Tanned leather, black pepper, and black anise. Medium plus body. Uplifting acidity makes food pairing easy.

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