Best Buy! The Mercer family, sparked by the winemaking talents of Washington State University grad Jessica Munnell, is growing this refreshed brand across the nation. Wines of this quality at such a price point bode well for the future. This six-variety blend is steered by Merlot (59%), but there are delectable contributions by Syrah (16%), Grenache (10%), Sangiovese (7%), Petit Verdot (6%) and Viognier from Spice Cabinet and Dead Canyon sites. The 17 months in French and American oak offers a charry entry with roasted coffee, black cherry ice cream, grilled blackberry, mocha and vanilla. On the palate, it takes on a much more fruit-forward approach with a smooth and steady stream of sweet blueberry and black currant. Plump blackberries, pleasurable tannins and ample acidity make this nicely balanced with a long farewell.
Production: 3,596 cases
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