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2006 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Franc "Jones Vineyard"

Merriam 2006 Jones Cabernet Franc

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Jones Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Franc & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 125

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: August 2, 2009

Wine Review: This very dark opaque purple colored Cab Franc opens with a mild spicy blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and a bit lively. The flavor profile is a very spicy blackberry with a hint of pepper. The finish is quite dry and its rather noticeable tannins are very nicely extended. This wine would pair well with barbecue short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This fourth bottling is inviting in appearance with its dark ruby red color, the 2006 "Jones Vineyard" Cabernet Franc brings scents of plum-violets, raspberry, and cherry with hints of light smoke and spice to the nose. Upon tasting, flavors of cassis, spice, and vanilla on the palate give way to a thick and lasting finish of currant, sweetwood, and a hint of coconut.

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