| 1993 Ravenswood Merlot|
Sonoma County, California
WB Rating: 87
Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
Price at time of purchase: $15.00 (Library Wine)
Principal varietal(s): 76% Merlot, 12% Cab, 12% Cabernet Franc
Initial impression was fairly light and uncomplicated, but blossomed after being open for half an hour into a much more serious and interesting wine. Nicely integrated with kirsch and chocolate flavors, a slight Cabernet-like weediness, and an elusive touch of violets in the nose. Medium body, nice though not long finish. Not particularly complex, but an excellent food wine and a good buy (at least when it was released). - HK 2000-09-06
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