Loaded with good flavors, the Mercer Horse Heaven Hills Malbec is a great example of what Washington State can do with this variety.
78% Malbec and 22% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Spice Cabinet Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine was aged for 18 months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.
Sample submitted for review. The wine has an SRP of $25 and is available for as low as $16. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers.
Mercer Estates is a family-owned winery dedicated to producing distinctive wines through equal passions for grape growing and winemaking. With over 100 years of agricultural history in the Horse Heaven Hills, we employ award winning, sustainable farming and winemaking practices to ensure our wines express the true character of our vineyards.
Small lots of single varietal wines provide an opportunity to showcase unique varietals from the Horse Heaven Hills. With each of these wines, we aspire to grow, develop and craft wines which are true to their varietal characteristics and ultimately, exciting to drink. -- Jessica Munnell, Winemaker
The 2015 Mercer Horse Heaven Hills Malbec opens with a very pleasing and strong aroma of blackberry, plum, vanilla and spice. Tasting reveals a full-bodied wine that is loaded with licorice, dark fruit and plenty of vanilla. It's really more of a blend than a single varietal Malbec with 22% Cabernet Sauvignon but either way there is a lot to love here! Coffee and cocoa notes lead into the dry, long, plush finish which also features some chewy tannins. Quite a tasty wine!
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2015 Mercer Horse Heaven Hills Malbec
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