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2018 Meeker Red Blends or Varietals "Fossil"

Meeker 2018 Fossil

Winery: Meeker

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Fossil"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Syrah & 31% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: North Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 300

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90.5)

Review date: July 15, 2022

Wine Review: This dark red colored blend from Meeker opens with a black plum, Teaberry gum and mild menthol bouquet with hints of chocolate soufflé and smoked meat. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is smooth and with a touch of heat. The flavor profile is fruit forward featuring raspberry and black cherry with notes of minerality. We also detected hints of black plum, anise, and cedar mixed in. The finish is dry and its mild tannins drift away. We would pair this wine with a juicy ribeye or with a prime rib and Yorkshire pudding with lots of gravy. Enjoy – Ken, Karen, and Stuart

Winemaker Notes: This Sonoma County "CSM" blend is a T. Rex of a wine, delivering a one-two punch of Syrah and Merlot fruit flavors up front with a earthy Cabernet finish that lingers longer than the dinosaurs did. The nose has hints of peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream, and the palate follows up with spicy, smoky intensity.

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