Best Buy! The Mercer family and their vast vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills continue to impress in the hands of winemaker Jessica Munnell, and their refresh of the Mercer Canyons brand will only help attract the attention worthy of the latest release of these introductory wines. That they devoted fruit from their prized Spice Cabinet Vineyard near Destiny Ridge to this bottling is astonishing. As result, there’s no surprise to discover a dense, inky nose of blueberry milk shake and plum with hints of black pepper and coffee. Its structure is creamy, offering huge flavors of dark plum, blackberry and black cherry. Boysenberry acidity leads to a long and rich finish of vanilla bean and trailing bittersweet chocolate tannins. It’s easy to find Northwest-grown Malbec offered at more than twice this price. Some won’t be half this yummy.
Production: 123 cases