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
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