Best Buy! The Mercer family has been farming in Washington for more than a century and has been in the wine business since the early 1970s. Now that it has a namesake winery in the Yakima Valley, it is able to take full advantage of its legacy and expertise. This is a superb and affordable Riesling using grapes from Brooks Vineyard. From a cool vintage, this was picked late in the season yet still managed to maintain bright acidity. It opens with aromas of fresh-squeezed lemon, yellow grapefruit, slate, pear and Golden Delicious apple. It’s beautiful on the entry, with crisp acidity rounded on the corners with just under 2% residual sugar. Flavors of lemon, lime, peach and apricot lead to a stunning finish. Buy this one by the case and enjoy all spring and summer.
Production: 2,000 cases