Mercer Estates 2013 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $13

By on September 21, 2014

mercer-estates-chardonnay-2013-bottleBest Buy! Zephyr Ridge in the Horse Heaven Hills supplied most of the fruit this approachable Chardonnay that’s created with 50 percent Burgundian oak, which includes some malolactic fermentation. It features notes of pineapple, orange zest, dried papaya and cotton candy, back by hints of creamed corn and dusty minerality in the finish. Pleasing balance brings enough acidity to pair with seafood.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 3,601 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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