This Cinnabar classic opens with rich aromas of black cherry mingled with hints of toasty oak and spice. The palate evokes a lush combination of dark fruit, with lively flavors of blackberry preserves, juicy plum, and black currant. The tannins are firm, contributing to a finish both balanced and bright.
One sip and you will know why Mercury Rising is such a star.
Mercury Rising, Cinnabar’s most popular wine, is a Bordeaux-style red Cuvée. Vineyards are chosen for their favorable climate and soils, effective cultural practices, and history of producing quality fruit.
In 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah and Malbec were sourced from Paso Robles, the Red Hills of Lake County, and Lodi.
The varietal blend of Mercury Rising is fine-tuned with each vintage based on the strength of the individual components and how they contribute to the synergy of aroma, flavor, structure and mouthfeel. Lots are fermented and aged separately, then blended to create a dark, complex and elegant wine.