Mercer Estates Yakima Valley Riesling 2009

Riesling from Yakima Valley, Washington

$14.29 $10.97
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Item No. 113202
  • white wine
  • ST91
  • W&S91
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Brimming with fresh fruit, the 2009 Riesling displays fresh apricot, peach and tangerine supported by lanolin and lime. Peach and apricot aromas are complimented by tea leaf on the palate with lively acidity and minerality. The finish is long, off-dry and deftly balanced of acid and sugar.

Critical Acclaim

"Balanced between scents of apples and herbs, this simple, juicy white is ripe and fulsome on the palate, its lemony, clean fruit flavors stopping on a dime in a brisk finish. "
91 Points

"Balanced between scents of apples and herbs, this simple, juicy white is ripe and fulsome on the palate, its lemony, clean fruit flavors stopping on a dime in a brisk finish."
91 Points

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Chris Nonhof - Sheboygan, WI (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/14/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
The first wine I truly enjoyed was a dry Riesling from Alsace. While my pallet has improved, I still love that varietal and that region. This wine brought me back that area. While it's is a little sweet on the front end, the minerality on the finish leaves it light and refreshing. It's a beautiful wine. We had it with a fairly tame curried squash soup.
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Dam - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

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Learn About Mercer Estates

Mercer Estates is a family-owned Washington State winery devoted to producing premium wines through a partnership of the Mercer and Hogue families. Built upon a shared passion for the Columbia Valley and a winemaking heritage which bridges generations of excellence in Washington State agriculture and more than 25 years of grape growing and winemaking experience, Mercer Estates,...

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Learn About Yakima Valley

Washington's first appellation, Yakima Valley has over one third of the state's vineyards. The rolling foothills of the Cascades give the vines a good sun angle, so grapes are well-ripened come harvest time. Merlot dominates the plantings here, creating elegant wines with complex fruit, herbs & structure. Syrah continues to grow in popularity, creating blanced wines with...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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