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2015 Mercer Cabernet Sauvignon "Horse Heaven Hills"

Mercer 2015 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Mercer

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Horse Heaven Hills"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon & 9% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Horse Heaven Hills

State or country: WA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 1,875

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: July 4, 2018

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State opens with a red currant and craisin bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy going. The flavor profile is red fruit lead, featuring plum and currant. I also detected hints of black cherry-cola and light oak. I also noted that its tannins crept into the palate and also lingered for a while on the finish. I would decant this wine in the near term and pair it with a juicy Angus burger. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of ripe blueberries and blackberry jam are highlighted by barrel spices of cocoa and espresso. The ripe fruit flavors carry through in the palate with a light touch of acidity. Sleek tannins lead into dusty tannins on the finish. Pair with chuck steak or roasted duck.

Organic status: not organic

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