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2017 Merriam Vineyards US Red Blend "Right Bank Red Wine"

Merriam 2017 Right Bank Red Wine

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Right Bank Red Wine"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 61% Merlot, 32% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot & 3% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 25

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: September 28, 2020

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight purple colored “limited-edition” wine from Merriam opens with a black currant and boysenberry bouquet with hints of red licorice. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, fruit forward juicy and has nice round edges. The flavor profile is extracted boysenberry and red currant blend with notes of menthol, cherry and anise. There is nicely integrated oak and some hints of dark chocolate and sage. The finish is dry and is moderate tannins linger for an extended period of time. This wine will benefit from some decanting in the near term. I would pair with your favorite grilled steak cut. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Right Bank Blend reflects the world class Merlot blends found in the Bordeaux region in France. With Merlot from Windacre Vineyard and Malbec from Alexander Valley this Sonoma County Red Blend shows a bright, rich purple rim. Elegant with light notes of raspberry, cherry, lemon zest on the nose. Fruit forward, well balanced blend with cocoa and vanilla finish.

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