Mercer Estates 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $24

By on March 24, 2014

mercer-estates-cabernet-sauvigon-2010-bottleMost of us are always on the lookout for a classic Cab from Washington, and here’s the latest example this historic Horse Heaven Hills family and their growing brand in Prosser.  The nose is reminiscent of black cherry cheese cake along with hints of toasted graham cracker, cola, vanilla, black walnut, roasted coffee and minerality. The focus on the palate steers toward black currant and vanilla bean with fine-grained frontal tannins that keep it just off a hedonistic path. However, the remarkable extraction makes for a lengthy finish of blackberry, Earl Grey tea and lime peel.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,269 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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