Mercer Canyons 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $18

By on March 11, 2014

Mercer Canyons 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon labelThis entry-level Cab by one of the largest wineries in Prosser, Wash., shows a lot of complexity at an affordable price. Smoky oak tones usher in aromas of dark cherry, Marionberry, blackberry, cola nut, allspice, nutmeg and root beer foam. Flavors of black cherry fill the mouth and dominate the palate, backed by bittersweet chocolate, pleasing pie cherry skin tannins and lingering acidity.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 6,378 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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