Washington 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 actually 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 great example of the complexity and quality coming from Washington wines.
The color of this Chardonnay is a mid-straw color. There is pretty good 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 finish. It’s a very dry Chardonnay, and high-alcohol compared to the others in our blind tasting, at 14.1% ABV.
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