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Cost: $25.95 (Cayman Islands)
Grape Variety: Merlot
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: Jacques Scott
Country: United States
Region: Carneros
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Cuvaison Estate Winery
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.

Description: Medium+ ruby in colour with a medium intense nose.

Positives: It’s been a long time since I had a Merlot that I really like. This easy drinking wine features light cedar, boysenberry, mulberry, mocha, lavender, plum, dark cherry, tarragon and woodsmoke. Medium+ body, medium tannins, good acidity, fairly long length and the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: None

Drink now on its own or pair cheese plate featuring pepper brie & manchego.

Tasted: 11 Jan 13

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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