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2021 Merriam Vineyards Pinot Noir "Quail Run Vineyard"

Merriam 2021 Quail Run Pinot Noir

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Quail Run Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $52

Cases produced: 250

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: January 25, 2024

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merriam opens with a red currant and cranberry bouquet with hints of grenadine. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, delicate, and seamless. The flavor profile is a tasty spiced red plum and gentle strawberry blend with notes of red licorice and fine stone dust. I also detected a hint of maraschino cherry in the aftertaste. The finish is dry and its fine tannins and flavors drift away nicely. This polished Pinot is versatile and food friendly. I would pair it with Emeril Lagasse’s beer-braised rabbit. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Ruby in color, this Pinot Noir offers aromas of soft baking spices, rose petals, and berries. A silky palate is balanced by notes of star anise, sweet oak, and strawberry jam.

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