Yakima Valley: A taste of Washington’s oldest wine region

by | Sep 13, 2015 | Featured wines, News, Washington wine | 0 comments

Mercer Estates 2014 Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, $14

mercer-estates-pinot-gris-2013-bottleBest Buy! Cooler growing sites are especially critical for white wines in a hot vintage, and the Mercer family can access those via its network of historic plantings throughout the Yakima Valley. Aromas of kiwi fruit, Granny Smith apple, pear, dried lemon and rose petal lead to flavors of Golden Delicious apple and Asian pear. A kiss of sweetness picks up some tension from acidity and apple peel bite.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 3,528 cases

Alcohol: 13.3%

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