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2008 Merryvale Cabernet Franc "Napa Valley"

Merryvale 2008 Cabernet Franc

Winery: Merryvale

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 92% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 1% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $90

Cases produced: 363

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: November 2, 2011

Wine Review: This slightly opaque dark ruby colored opens with a mild musty blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty boysenberry jam with notes of blackberry and a hint of cranberry and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are slightly prolonged. Pair this food friendly Cab Franc with grilled pork tenderloin with a mushroom risotto. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Ripe berry notes with kirsch, black cherry, vanilla, toast and graphite. The mouthfeel is round and broad across the palate with supple tannins and a long finish. Decant in its youth.

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