Only the best: 12 Outstanding Northwest wines

By on May 4, 2014

Mercer Estates 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $40

mercer-estates-reserve-cabernet-sauvignon-2010-bottleThe Mercers’ stellar Spice Cabinet Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills made significant contributions to this stunning Cab, particularly with Malbec (12%) and Petit Verdot (6%). While there’s no shortage of oak influence with roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla aromas, there’s more than enough fruit to carry that wardrobe with tones of blackberry pie and cherry. Inside, the palate is luscious as the blackberry and black cherry notes pick up lengthy flavors of black currant and bittersweet chocolate, backed by tannins akin to espresso grounds. Enjoy this now with a rib eye, but when you open this in five years, it will be just as great.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 198 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.

One Comment

  1. Jeff Curry

    May 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Yay ans congratulations for Kramer Vineyards! I have always wanted the best for this winery and it seems they have an even brighter future ahead of them with Kim Kramer as their head Winemaker.

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