Mercer Estates 2011 Reserve Cavalie, Columbia Valley, $40

By on September 7, 2014

mercer-estates-cavalie-reserve-2011-bottleThis Meritage-style blend leads with Merlot (63%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (21%), while the Malbec (11%) and Petit Verdot came off Spice Cabinet Vineyard. Toasted oak, ripe plum, stewed cherries and baking spice aromas funnel into an easy-drinking profile of sweet black fruit. Chocolate-covered pomegranate and a plump finish make this a quaffer stretching into its peak of enjoyment.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 214 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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