Subsoil 2017 Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills, $17

By on December 15, 2020
mercer subsoil red blend 2017 bottle - Subsoil 2017 Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills, $17

Jeremy Santo and the Mercer clan only recently launched this Subsoil brand with nine offerings, but any of their programs that involve Horse Heaven Hills fruit from their vines seem destined for deliciousness. This simply named Red Blend is far from nondescript, thanks in large part to the influence of Syrah (41%) and Malbec (13%) that adds suppleness and depth to the base coat of dusty tannins from Merlot (40%). Fanciful aromas of blueberry cobbler and cherry cotton candy lead to a rich and mouth-coating structure that includes black cherry and chocolate malt. It’s a real crowd-pleaser capped by a velvety finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 431 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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