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2016 Meeker US Red Blend "Make It New"

Meeker 2016 Make It New

Winery: Meeker

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Make It New"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 41% Grenache, 39% Syrah & 20% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 9, 2020

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored unique blend from Meeker opens with a pleasant mild acai berry and boysenberry bouquet with a hint of faint strawberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and a little juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty mild stewed black plum with notes of gentle oak and faint stony minerality mixed in. I also detected hints of acai berry, black raspberry and dried herbs in the background. The finish is dry and its well-managed mild tannins drift away nicely. This wine would pair perfectly with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The goal for this wine was to make a power-oriented Grenache wine that served as a counterpoint to the varietal Grenache bottlings we love so much and as a foil to the Grenache/Syrah/Mouvedre blends from Gigondas. This wine retains the same juicy strawberry core of Grenache but builds from that starting point into something altogether more driven and rustic. This wine will be a beautiful fit for everything from tandoori chicken and chickpea curry to roasted root vegetables and flank steak. We expect that this wine will age for at least 10 years, but this wine is really built for now through 2023.

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