Mercer Estates 2014 Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, $20

By on June 12, 2016

mercer-estates-malbec-2014-bottleOne of Washington’s most promising sites – Spice Cabinet Vineyard – is featured in this sizable and affordable offerings of this Bordeaux variety that continues to grow in popularity. The dense nose broadcasts plump blueberries, Jolly Rancher grape candy and toasted granola with dark chocolate. It lays heavy on the palate with more of those dark purple fruits – black cherry, juicy blueberry and pomegranate. Black tea tannins, bittersweet chocolate and Graham cracker make for a mouthfilling finish.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 862 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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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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