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2019 Merriam Vineyards Red Blends or Varietals "SNED Red"

Merriam 2019 SNED Red

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "SNED Red"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot & 1% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 250

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90.5)

Review date: November 5, 2021

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored red blend from Merriam opens with a mentholated cherry and red plum bouquet with hints of strawberry licorice, cassis and cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is velvety and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a blend of stewed plum and allspice along with notes of juicy blackberry, and vanilla. We also detect hints of cinnamon and cedar plank. The finish is rather dry and its grippy dusty tannins stick around for quite a while. This wine would pair well with a messy rack of Firefly’s St. Louis ribs with Memphis sauce. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A deep purple dry red blend with a fruit-forward nose that is complemented by aromas of sweet tobacco leaves and earl grey tea. On the palate rich notes of blackberry and dark chocolate truffle dance on the tongue.

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