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2006 Merriam Vineyards Cabernet Franc "Windacre"

Merriam 2006 Windacre Cabernet Franc

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Windacre"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 81% “Windacre” Merlot 13% Cabernet Sauvignon 95% Cabernet Franc & 5% Petite Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 125

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: August 7, 2009

Wine Review: This very dark opaque purple colored wine opens with a spicy raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, ultra smooth, and very well balanced. The flavor profile is a delicious rich blueberry with a hint of spice. The finish is quite dry and its very noticeable tannins are quite persistent. This wine was very popular at this year’s Wine Bloggers Conference. It would pair perfectly with barbecue short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A medium garnet red color, with a bouquet of violets, blueberry, strawberry and tobacco on the nose. On the palate, a note of bright acid with bakers chocolate, light spice, and vanilla giving way to a structured tannin, and a long finish with cassis and currant.

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