Mercer Canyons 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $13

By on July 25, 2013

mercer-canyons-chardonnay-2011-labelBest Buy! This new brand has been a tasty value for fans of Mercer Estates. Some of these grapes came from nearby Zephyr Ridge in the Horse Heaven Hills, but venerable Sagemoor Vineyard upstream on the Columbia River made a significant contribution, too. Under the screwcap are aromas of dusty pear, starfruit, lemon and jasmine, supported by flavors of pear, Braeburn apple, lemon curd and jicama. A scrape of lemon zest gives it extra lift at the end.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 2,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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