Mercer Sharp Sisters Horse Heaven Hills 2015

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   Horse Heaven Hills

Varietal   Red Blend

Retail Price   $19.99

ABV   14.8%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, deep garnet color.

Aromatics

The aromatics are very intense offering scents of boysenberry, blackberry, and cassis with supporting notes of vanilla and baking spices.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of black currant. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins.

Intensity & Texture

Full-bodied and nicely balanced with a opulent texture.

Cool Factor

A

Charming and pleasing Red Blends are always cool when they are as tasty as the Mercer Sharp Sisters Red.

Value Grade

B+

Selling at $20 a bottle this charming red will have many followers.

Analysis

The blend for this tasty wine is as follows: 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Syrah, 18% Merlot, 14% Petit Verdot, 10% Grenache, and 2% Carignane. You can't call it a Bordeaux style wine nor a Rhone style so forget the labels and take the wine as it is. The grapes for this red blend were sourced from a collection of Mercer's vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. The fruit was harvested and crushed in individual lots, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and then rested in a blend of American and French oak for 18 months before the final blend was created.

How to Enjoy

Serve at cellar temperature as this wine needs nothing but a glass but it is also great with pizza.

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