More from California but in a very interesting Merlot from Kenwood Vineyards.
Winemaker: Kenwood Vineyards
Appellation: Sonoma County, California
Notes: This Merlot was very dark garnet in the glass. The bouquet presented whiffs of red berries and moist loam. It is medium-bodied and gently velvet on the tongue. Flavors for me were a core of ripe strawberry and black cherry, clay, some spice notes, a little leather, a bit of ash, and clove. Modest-to-moderate tannins brought menthol to the finish which also had some lingering hints of pine. Alcohol is at 13.5%. I thoroughly enjoyed this selection.
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