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2008 Merriam Vineyards Red Blends or Varietals "Miktos"

Merriam 2008 Miktos

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Miktos"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot, 20% Cabernet Franc & 15% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 125

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: February 13, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and onyx colored wine is the best Miktos ever. It opens with a mild blackberry bouquet with hints of plum. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a gentle blackberry with notes of black licorice and old oak. I also detected hints of minerality and black pepper. The finish is quite dry and its very dusty tannins last for a very very long time. This terrific red blend is going to be loved by petit verdot fans. It would pair well with a thick cowboy ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A rich blend reveals a dense, dark ruby red color. Rich aromas of tobacco, mocha, red berries with hints of violet and light pencil shavings. On the palate, velvety yet powerful deep red/black berries, cassis, and cherry. A finish of rip black fruit, reduced balsamic with hints of cigar and cedar.

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