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2015 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Franc "Windacre Vineyard"

Merriam 2015 Cabernet Franc

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Windacre Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 98% Cabernet Franc & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 95

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: April 8, 2020

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Franc from Merriam opens with a black raspberry and graphite bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty blackberry and stewed red plum blend with notes a gentle graphite. I also detected hints of strawberry, black pepper and cedar in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors and well-managed tannins drift away nicely. This Cab Franc would pair nicely with Theresa’s meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The color graduates from dark purple to magenta along the edge. This Cabernet Franc has me reminiscing about my last trip to Bordeaux. The earth, dust and mushroom nose remind me of a great Bordeaux wine. When it hits my palate the dark fruits; blackberry and Bing cherry mix with the stone and leather. It’s exquisite!

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