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2005 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Dunnsden Vineyard"

Merriam 2005 Dunnsden Cabernet

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dunnsden Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 244

KWG Score: 89 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: August 4, 2009

Wine Review: This Cab from Peter Merriam is one of his best yet. This very very dark purple colored wine opens with a spicy blueberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very well balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious blueberry with a touch of spicy black pepper. The finish is rather dry and its noticeable tannins are substantial and stick around for quite sometime. This Cab was made to pair perfectly with a NY strip steak off the grill. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Rich, dark purple color. Cassis, coffee and mocha, a hint of raspberry with bing cherry on the nose. Dry, rich and balanced fruit with notes of blackberry and cherry. 100% French oak adds to a complex finish of cedar and smoke. Unfined and unfiltered.

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