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2020 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Russian River Valley"

Merriam 2020 Russian River Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 250

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92.5)

Review date: June 27, 2024

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a fragrant and attractive black cherry and menthol bouquet with hints of cedar. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and savory. The flavor profile is a black cherry and cola blend with notes of blueberry and cedar. I also detected hints of graphite, menthol, and black licorice. The finish is dry, and its moderate dusty tannins are very nicely sustained. I would pair this Cab with Alpine Butcher smokehouse steak tips. Enjoy - Ken

This midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from the Russian River Valley opens with a Kiwi shoe polish and blackberry bouquet with a hint of cedar. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with notes of medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and approachable. The flavor profile is stewed black plum and black currant blend with notes of black cherry and oolong tea. I also detected hints of graphite, anise, and spice. The finish is dry, and its flavors and dusty tannins linger and last for a very long time. I would pair this Cab with a juicy bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken (90)

Winemaker Notes: 11/21/23 - A full-bodied Cabernet with notes of black fruit, chocolate, and red plum on the nose. Swirls of nutmeg, raspberry and red bell pepper sit nicely on the palate complemented by undertones of vanilla and cherry on the finish.

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