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2009 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Franc "Windacre"

Merriam 2009 Windacre Cabernet Franc

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Windacre"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 227

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: October 23, 2014

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet Franc from Merriam is terrific. It opens with an attractive blueberry and acai berry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is a delicious fruit bomb. It is medium bodied, juicy, round and fruit forward. The flavors profile is a Maine blueberry pie with notes of nicely integrated vanilla oak. I also detected hints of boysenberry as well. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and flavors are nicely prolonged. This wine would be perfect by the fireplace this winter with some sharp hard cheese and stone wheat crackers. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Great extraction, brilliant color with light purple hues on the edge. Floral expressions of violet, cranberry, spice, strawberry and warm berry pie. On the palate a hint of mulled blackberry and black raspberry, blackberry sorbet and a hint of chocolate ice cream. Medium "elegant" tannins, youthful acidity with notes of vanilla, winter spices and cherry cola. Enjoy!

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