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2016 Merriam Vineyards Malbec "Lower Pond"

Merriam 2016 Lower Pond Malbec

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Lower Pond"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 100% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 130

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 10, 2018

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Malbec from Merriam was a perfect wine for the night I covered it. It is a nice fireplace sipper for a cold New England evening. It opens with a mild black raspberry and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is an extracted Acai berry with notes of black cherry. I also detected some hints of gentle boysenberry, plum and a touch of oak. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and fine tannins drift away nicely. I would pair this wine with Old Croc sharp cheddar cheese with Red Oval stoned wheat crackers. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

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