Mercer Bros. 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $20

By on December 14, 2020
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One of the Washington state wine industry’s leading families earned a spot on Wine Spectator magazine’s Top 100 for 2020 with this nicely priced and deliciously complex example of Cabernet Sauvignon. The panel with a worldwide focus no doubt became charmed by the aromas of cassis, black cherry, Herbes de Provence and bell pepper with secondary hints of toast and a scrape of slaty minerality that’s often found behind Horse Heaven Hills wines – red and white. On the attack, it’s purple-fruited juiciness led by plum and blackcurrant backed by pomegranate as sweet tannins lead out with a pinch of black pepper. Earlier this year, we also gave the Mercer Bros. 2017 Merlot our top rating, and there’s a sizable splash of Merlot (16%) in this. News of the recognition by world’s most influential wine publication is a nice way to close out a year that included Rob Mercer’s appointment as the Honorary Grower for the 2020 Auction of Washington Wines.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 14,980 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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