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La Mekerra Knights Valley Cabernet Franc-Merlot Blend

9.315 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Top Notes For
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.4

I’m a fan. This Cabernet Franc/Merlot Blend shows the kind of supple textures and depth that these two grapes possess. Lots of dark fruit with mocha-like finish.

I’m a fan. This Cabernet Franc/Merlot Blend shows the kind of supple textures and depth that these two grapes possess. Lots of dark fruit with mocha-like finish.

Apr 15th, 2018
Sam Tejwani

2011. An austere quality about it. Franc/Merlot blend. Benefits from a few hours in the decanter to soften the tannins. A nose of damp earth and flowers. Blackberries, spice and dark chocolate on the palate. Will be interesting to see how it develops over the new few years but worth a pour now.

2011. An austere quality about it. Franc/Merlot blend. Benefits from a few hours in the decanter to soften the tannins. A nose of damp earth and flowers. Blackberries, spice and dark chocolate on the palate. Will be interesting to see how it develops over the new few years but worth a pour now.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
Jeff Orlowski

Blueberries and coffee on nose. Full body, dry, smooth. Loaded with black and blue fruit.

Blueberries and coffee on nose. Full body, dry, smooth. Loaded with black and blue fruit.

Jul 29th, 2019
E & K G

51% cab franc, 49% merlot - the fire and fruit of the cab franc hits the palate early, then balanced out by the poise and silliness of the merlot. Would have loved to decant this properly. #wheninamerica #drinkamerican

51% cab franc, 49% merlot - the fire and fruit of the cab franc hits the palate early, then balanced out by the poise and silliness of the merlot. Would have loved to decant this properly. #wheninamerica #drinkamerican

Apr 13th, 2017
Carl Fischer

51/49 Cab Franc/Merlot. Medium red in color, I'm hit with bell pepper and florals on the nose. Black cherries fill the mouth with a touch of spice and gripping tannins - which makes me think this has a long life ahead of it. Nice acidity too.

51/49 Cab Franc/Merlot. Medium red in color, I'm hit with bell pepper and florals on the nose. Black cherries fill the mouth with a touch of spice and gripping tannins - which makes me think this has a long life ahead of it. Nice acidity too.

Jan 22nd, 2017
Jason Jones

I always feel like somebody's watching me, but that's okay because this stuff is delicious. The cab franc character is on display - 51% CF, 49% Merlot

I always feel like somebody's watching me, but that's okay because this stuff is delicious. The cab franc character is on display - 51% CF, 49% Merlot

Jun 11th, 2016
Anderson Price

Softness from the merlot equals well balanced. Red plum. Reminds me why I love cab francs.

Softness from the merlot equals well balanced. Red plum. Reminds me why I love cab francs.

Mar 3rd, 2015
Ara Aslanian

Ara had this 3 months ago

Ara had this 3 months ago

May 30th, 2019
Greg Gregory

Greg had this 4 years ago

Greg had this 4 years ago

Nov 6th, 2015
Michael Funes

Michael had this 2 years ago

Michael had this 2 years ago

Nov 25th, 2017