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2006 Merryvale Merlot "Napa Valley"

Merryvale 2006 Napa Merlot

Winery: Merryvale

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 90% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 2% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $39

Cases produced: 1,587

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 29, 2010

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Merlot from Merryvale finished in second place in our recent big blind tasting. It opens with a mild blackberry bouquet with a hint of cinnamon and coffee. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, nicely balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty and appealing black raspberry with a touch of black pepper. The panel also detected some dark chocolate and gentle oak which added to the wines complexity. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty oak tannins are nicely prolonged. The panel felt this elegant Merlot would be a good pairing with Steak Diane. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our 2006 Napa Valley Merlot shows aromas of brambly blackberry and black currants along with vanilla, dark chocolate, baking spices and roasted sage. The flavors echo the aromas with great focus and intensity in the mouthfeel. Our favorite pairings include a beef tenderloin roast and rosemary infused leg of lamb.

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