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2019 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Rockpile"

Merriam 2019 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rockpile"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $88

Cases produced: 200

KWG Score: 94.5 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94.5)

Review date: January 11, 2024

Wine Review: This very slightly cloudy and dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Merriam opens with a lingonberry and dark cherry bouquet with hints of Play Doh and pencil shavings. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, smooth and zesty. The flavor profile is lingonberry and red licorice blend with notes of cedar and boysenberry. We also picked up some hints of black cherry, crushed stone, chocolate truffle. The finish is dry and its moderate sticky tannins linger and last for a while. The Tasting Panel would pair this Cab with a seafood and chicken paella with chorizo or with a duck cassoulet. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: From nose to palate this full-bodied Cabernet showcases aromas and taste profiles of red berries, vanilla, cinnamon, and cedar. Finishing with lingering notes of sweet chili pepper and structured tannins.

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