Mercer Wine Estate

2011 Columbia Valley Reserve Cavalie

Red Blend •Big Tee Pee Vineyard and Zephyr Ridge Vineyard

Washington: Columbia Valley

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$44.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

G Troop

Today’s Washington state wine give the Napa Valley a real run for its money!

When our tasting panel reviewed today’s Mercer Wine Estate 2011 Columbia Valley Reserve Cavalie, they heaped a ton of praise upon it. Each panelist agreed that this wine was something really very special. In fact, Agent Red went out on a limb and and gave this wine a score - which is something he does not usually do. The score he awarded? A stellar 95 points!

This wine is very fragrant and full on the nose with aromatic black cherry, smoked blueberry, black currant, bramble, dusty earth, sweet spice and supple leather. Dark, juicy and delicious on the palate, with loads of dark fruit, earth and spice. Black cherry, blackberry and plum take the lead. These are followed by dark spice, smoked black cherry, braised plum, dried cranberry and black pepper braised mission fig.

The finish is ultra long and absolutely packed with wall-to-wall flavors that coat the entire palate. Gradually drying, eventually ending (if you are patient enough to wait that long) in a plush, crushed velvet dryness.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark burgundy core with lovely garnet edges.

Smell:

Black cherry, smoked blueberry, black currant, bramble, dusty earth, sweet spice and supple leather.

Taste:

Black cherry, blackberry and plum, with dark spice, smoked black cherry, braised plum, dried cranberry and black pepper braised mission fig.

Finish:

Ultra long and absolutely packed with wall-to-wall flavors that coat the entire palate. Gradually drying, eventually ending (if you are patient enough to wait that long) in a plush, crushed velvet dryness.

Pairing:

Enjoy this very food friendly red blend with grilled meats, spicy dishes or your favorite Italian fare.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Jessica Munnell
Appellation
Washington, Horse Heaven Hills
Varietal
Red Wine
Blend
63% Merlot
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21% Cabernet Sauvignon
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11% Malbec
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5% Petite Sirah
Abv
14.7%
TA
0.50 g/100 mL
pH
3.64
Aging
26 months
Barrels
French oak
Production
214 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Sep 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$44.00
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