The CRU LOT IX - Special Wine Club Blend!
Blend: 40% P. Verdot, 40% Zinfandel and 20% Mourvédre
Cooperage: 25% new, 75% neutral American and French
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Mercury Wine Club members flew in from all over the country for a weekend long PARTY, culminating in an afternoon of wine blending in one of the most beautiful vineyards in the Alexander Valley, where 45 winemaking teams competed to get their name on the 8th incarnation of our MERCURY CRU Blend.
With this rendition of the CRU, it's all about intensity, starting with it's dark ruby color.
Stewed black cherry and currant up front on the palate, then joined by hints of plum with dusty cherries on the finish.
You can taste why this one was the winner!
Winning CRU members get their names on the bottle and they can truly call themselves award-winning winemakers!
Cheers to the ninth CRU blending party winners Kevin and Meri!