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2018 Merriam Vineyards Red Blends or Varietals "SNED Red"

Merriam 2018 SNED Red

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "SNED Red"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 250

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 20, 2020

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and deep ruby colored blend from Merriam opens with a toasted coconut and cherry Jolly Rancher bouquet with hints of strawberry licorice whips. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. We also found it to be smooth and easy drinking. The flavor profile is a tasty Bing cherry and gentle crushed stone blend with hints of blueberry, baking spice and faint red currant. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely with no noticeable tannins. This wine is very food friendly and versatile. It would pair nicely with your favorite pizza, a three-meat lasagna or a lamb burger. Enjoy – Ken, Mark & Jeoff

Winemaker Notes: Beautiful color, deep magenta at the center gradating to purple at the edge. Raspberry, cherry, plum with a layer of vanilla on the nose. Black cherry, cassis and dark berry pie dance around the palate. Soft tannins with a long lingering finish. Easy drinking now or hold it for a few years.

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