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Hawkes Wine & Winery Red Winery Vineyard Merlot 2008 Wine Review

Hawkes Wine & Winery Red Winery Vineyard Merlot 2008

Hawkes Wine & Winery Red Winery Vineyard Merlot 2008

Alexander Valley, Sonoma, United States

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $27.95

Drink: 2010-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.8%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Hawkes Wine & Winery

Agent: Nectar Wine Imports

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A lovely, medium- to full-bodied red with delicious notes of mocha and black plums. Smooth and blanced. A terrific wine that will appeal to many palates, which makes ideal as a gift or for dinner party.

Merlot food pairings: Moroccan-spiced rack of lamb.

This Hawkes Wine & Winery Red Winery Vineyard Merlot 2008 was reviewed on January 14, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

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One hundred percent Merlot. A single vineyard bottling from the upper edge of Hawkes' Red Winery Vineyard, planted in 1973. Showing the vineyard's distinctive cherry tones, along with plum, chocolate, vanilla, and a slight touch of earthiness, making a connection to the Old World and Pomerol. However wine has a lush body and smooth finish that plants it firmly in the New World. Try it with Moroccan-spiced rack of lamb.

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