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2009 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Franc "Jones Vineyard"

Merriam 2009 Jones Cabernet Franc

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Jones Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Franc & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 150

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: October 6, 2014

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and very dark ruby colored Cabernet Franc from Merriam opens with a fragrant and inviting blueberry and Acai berry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe boysenberry with notes of nicely integrated old oak. I also detected hints of black plum and cherry-cola. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins, acidity and flavors are nicely prolonged. I would pair this tasty Cab Franc with braised Colorado lamb chops. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This 7th bottling of Jones vineyard appears dark purple in color. At first scent, notes of vanilla, golden raisins, blueberry and chocolate mouse. On the palate, thick and viscous with notes of raspberry, mocha and dark cherry. Long lingering finish with solid tannins for lasting cellaring potential.

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