2014 Mercury Rising  

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.

Overview

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.

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Price: $22.00
Members: $15.40-$19.80

Vintage: 2014

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: George Troquato

Appellation: California

Harvest Date(s):
Sept 1 - Oct 23, 2014

Barrel Aging: 14 mo

Cooperage: Aged for 14 mo in French and American oak barrels (25% new)

Cases Produced: 7854

Consume: 3 - 5 years

Release Date:
May 2016

Varietal Content:
63% Cabernet Sauvignon 27% Syrah 5% Petit Verdot 3% Petite Sirah 2% Malbec

pH: 3.65

Total Acidity:
0.65mg per 100ml

Finished Alcohol: 13.9%

Best of Class, Bordeaux Blends, SF Chronicle 2017 Wine Competition

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