2010 Mercer Estates Sauvignon Blanc

Columbia Valley, WA; 13.4% ABV
$5 at the Oakland, CA, store on 7 Oct

2010_Mercer_SauvBlancI liked the 2010 Mercer Estates Chardonnay and Riesling, and I probably would have grabbed this as soon as I saw it if it hadn’t been a dollar more even though all three wines were listed for $15 on the Mercer web site.  After recommending this wine to another customer looking for a decent, inexpensive SB, I thought I ought to try one myself.  It’s pretty tasty, but I would of course have been happier for it to have also been $4.

The wine has grassy gooseberry nose with some light pear.  On the palate, there’s more of the same, with yellow melon close to the white of the rind leading to a gentle minerality.  Its fruit is delicately ripe with good acid of the above plus a little lemon.  While it’s quite tasty and pleasant, and I’d guess Lim13 would like this a lot better than the 2008 Chalk Hill SB he recently reviewed, it’s not enough to get me really excited.  Still, Thumbs Up.


2 thoughts on “2010 Mercer Estates Sauvignon Blanc

  1. DrJack

    We agree. This was a little too fruity the first day. We vacuum and taste again a second and third day. It got better, but still not worth the $6.

    1. BargainWhine Post author

      Greetings DrJack and welcome! It sounds like you like your Sauvignon Blancs really crisp; sorry to hear you didn’t like this one. If you don’t mind, would you tell us at which GO you found it for $6? I’ve only seen it for $5, so was the $6 in OR or WA?


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