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2012 Merriam Vineyards Pinot Noir "Estate"

Merriam 2012 Estate Pinot Noir

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 120

KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: February 21, 2015

Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from Merriam opens with a vanilla cola and mild strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe strawberry with notes of vanilla cola and gentle oak. I also detected a hint of black raspberry towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Pinot is food friendly and would pair well with Oregon style pork chops with Pinot Noir and cranberries, and wild mushrooms. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: In the glass, bright light red hues, darker to the edge, aromatic with scent of rose petal, cola and white mushroom. Medium weight on the palate with notes of cherry cola, fresh cherry pie and light spice. Long and luscious finish. Five barrels produced. Enjoy!!!

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