2018 Mercer Bros Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine has aromas of ripe red fruit, blackberry pie, dried cranberries with hints of brown sugar and warm baking spices. Powdery tannins lend structure to this wine, while maintaining elegance and ending in a long lingering finish.
Horse Heaven Hills
16 months, 25% New French, 75% American Oak
blackberry pie, cranberry, brown sugar & warm baking spice
San Francisco Wine Chronicle - gold Tasting Room Magazine - 91 Pacific Rim Competition - gold
The fruit for this wine was grown at our estate vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills. The fruit is exposed to dappled sunlight, allowing for uniform ripening and flavor development. Well balanced crop levels have allowed us to create wines with great depth and concentration.
These grapes were picked and immediately sorted in the vineyard. The fruit was not crushed in order to preserve as much whole-berry as possible. At the winery, individual lots were fermented in stainless steel tanks. Twice daily pumpovers allowed gentle extraction of color and tannin.
Food Pairing Notes
pork, beef, BBQ, vegetarian, lamb, pasta, cheese and chocolate