Mercer Chardonnay

washington state wine  %tages Mercer ChardonnayWashington State is an area I’m excited about when it comes to wine.  The more wines I try from Washington, the more intrigued I become.  And so, I was glad to taste this Mercer Chardonnay from the Yakima Valley.
Mercer Estates is a family-owned winery, which is in fact a partnership between the Mercer and Hogue families.  You might know of Hogue as another Washington wine brand.  Both the Mercer and Hogue families became involved in vinifera in the 1970′s.  Taste this wine and you’ll be glad they did, as this Mercer Chardonnay is a fantastic example of the complexity and quality appearance from Washington wines.

The affect of this Chardonnay is a mid-straw affect. There is pretty excellent intensity to the aromas, which include melon, celery, honey and hazelnut.  The palate is lime and melon with nice, crisp acidity.  An oaky aftertaste, along with crisp apple, comes into play on the end. It’s a very dry Chardonnay, and high-alcohol compared to the others in our blind tasting, at 14.1% ABV.
Wine: Mercer
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2007
Alcohol: 14.1%
Rating: 87
Fee: $17.00

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