Cinnabar Mercury Rising Red 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from Central Coast, California

Item No. 86957
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Mercury Rising is the proprietary name of Cinnabar's rich Bordeaux-style red wine. Vineyards are chosen for their exceptional climate, soil and ability to express true varietal character. In 2003, sources in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Sonoma and Paso Robles contributed cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petite verdot. Lots were fermented separately and then blended, creating a wine of great depth and complexity.

Blueberry and black cherry fragrances lead to spicy black fruit flavors with notes of toasted oak and vanilla. A large midpalate with great ageability. Serve with grilled lamb chops, Cajun-seasoned swordfish or a spicy marinara.

Learn About Cinnabar

Situated 40 miles south of San Francisco between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, Cinnabar overlooks Silicon Valley from the east rim of the Santa Cruz Mountains at 1,650 feet. Mild temperatures and clay-loam soils contribute deep fruit and earthy components to wines that express a unique sense of place. Winemaker George Troquato combines Cinnabar's small, intensely flavored grapes with meddle-free winemaking to produce complex, well-balanced wines.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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