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2014 Mercer US Red Blend "Cavalie Reserve"

Mercer 2014 Cavalie Reserve

Winery: Mercer

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cavalie Reserve"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 63% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon & 12% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Horse Heaven Hills

State or country: WA

Price: $42

Cases produced: 352

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 2, 2018

Wine Review: This dark red colored Merlot based blend from Washington State opens with a mild vanilla oak and Bing cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, very smooth and almost creamy. The flavor profile is a very tasty black cherry and oak blend with notes of blueberry. I also detected hints of coffee and plum. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors linger along with its moderate tannins that are also rather sticky. I would pair with wine with a rib roast. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The powerful Merlot is evident in this blend, which opens with aromas of ripe blueberries wrapped in the warmth of caramel and coffee. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot create a frame of structure, while the Malbec adds suppleness, weight and length. This rich wine is full of intriguing complexity built around sleek tannins that lead into a finish that goes on and on. Pair with a rack of lamb.

Organic status: not organic

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