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2019 Merriam Vineyards Malbec "Lower Pond"

Merriam 2019 Lower Pond Malbec

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Lower Pond"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 100% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $54

Cases produced: 100

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: April 11, 2023

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Malbec from Merriam opens a boysenberry and black cherry bouquet with hints of musty fresh tilled earth. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and bright for a Malbec. The flavor profile is black plum and toasted coconut blend with notes of black cherry and cedar. We also picked up some hints of stony minerality and red raspberry tea. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity and faint gentle tannins drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this Malbec with barbecue Brazilian picanha steak, lamb stew, or with beef brisket. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Bursting with aromas of fig, black plum, violets, and vanilla bean, this dry full-bodied red is intoxicating. Elderberry, dried florals, and herbs sit nicely on the palate complemented by smooth tannins on the finish.

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