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WINE REVIEW: Merriam Vineyards, 2018 Estate, Windacre Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon ($60)

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County.




by Andrew Chalk


When you hear "Russian River Valley," world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are likely to come to mind - but this remarkable region also produces dozens of other varieties. The AVA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and winegrowing here dates back more than 150 years - so there is a rich history of experimentation and innovation.


TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Opaque ruby;


Nose: Raspberries, French oak,


Palate: Raspberry fruit fills the mouth. Grippy tannins line the palate. Oak very noticable.



Sample.



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