Mercer Canyons 2013 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $13

By on January 13, 2015

mercer-canyons-chardonnay-2013-bottleBest Buy! Prosser winemaker Jessica Munnell is hitting her stride for the Mercer family, and she continues to release food-friendly wines that also are easy on the pocketbook. Her collection of Chardonnay from Pasco’s Sagemoor Vineyard and Paterson’s Zephyr Ridge Vineyard — both of which offer views of the Columbia River — presents sweet aromas of pineapple, apricot, melon and pear. The whiff of vanilla is a sign of the partial barrel fermentation. The brisk drink delivers fresh flavors of apple, starfruit and pear, backed by lemon chiffon acidity, cantaloupe and lick of butter in the finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 4,685 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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